Oct 10, 2023 1 min read

Pink says SpongeBob Squarepants song about scurvy is her biggest musical regret

Asked to choose her worst ever single, Pink has said that she now regrets releasing a song about scurvy. Originally recorded for an episode of ‘SpongeBob Squarepants’, she now reckons “that was a real mistake”

Pink says SpongeBob Squarepants song about scurvy is her biggest musical regret

Every artist has a song in their back catalogue they’re not keen on, for whatever reason. Maybe it’s the big hit everyone always demands they play. Perhaps the lyrics haven’t aged well. It could be that a collaborator later got cancelled.

For Pink, the “real mistake” in her career was putting out a song that, looking back, she just doesn’t like. Shame, because I think many fans would count her 2008 deep cut ‘We've Got Scurvy’ among their favourites.

The song was recorded for Pink’s appearance in an episode of season six of ‘SpongeBob Squarepants’, and was later stripped of much of that context when it appeared as a bonus track on 2009 compilation ‘SpongeBob’s Greatest Hits’.

Her feelings about the song emerged in a new interview with the LA Times, when she was asked to choose her worst ever single, to which she initially responded: “There’s been so many”.

She then selected ‘True Love’, a song about her husband Carey Hart, telling the newspaper that “it’s mean - Carey’s got thick skin, but I owe him a love song”.

“Oh wait”, she then said, as thoughts clicked into place, “I did put out that SpongeBob thing. ‘We’ve Got Scurvy’? I wish I never did that. That was a real mistake”.

Really though? Really? A song that riffs on one of her biggest hits ‘Get The Party Started’ with the line, “Let's get this scurvy started”? A song with the lyrics, “A pirate ain't worthy til he's got some scurvy / Since you've got your scurvy on / You're nervy when you sing that song”?

Maybe she’s just annoyed that she wasn’t a co-writer on the track and can’t take credit for its genius. She needs to embrace it. It needs to be a mainstay of her setlists. The fans will love it.

I mean, just have a look at this.

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