In this context, Funhouse does not refer to the classic Stooges album, and neither does So What to the Miles Davis song. Instead, the former is the name of Pink’s 5th studio album and the latter the lead single released off it. And if we don’t count the 2001 collaboration with Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim and Mya, also her first #1 hit. “I guess I just lost my husband / I don’t know where he went” are the opening lyrics, and indeed breakup is the main theme of this Max Martin-penned composition. Six months before the song’s release, Pink separated from motorcycle racer Carey Hart, with whom she’d been a relationship since 2001.
What’s interesting then is that Hart agreed to appear in the song’s video. The pop singer detailed on the purpose behind including him: “At first I was kind of irked because everyone was like, ‘Well, wait. I thought the split was amicable and now she’s talking shit about him?! What the fuck?’ It’s hypocritical.’ But once everyone saw the video and saw that Carey was in it, it shut everybody up, which was lovely.” The two eventually got back together two years later and are currently raising a 5-year old daughter.
So What spent 1 week at number one in Billboard Top 100 before being dethroned by T.I.’s Whatever You Like.