Clothes Off!!

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"Clothes Off!!"
Single by Gym Class Heroes featuring Patrick Stump
from the album As Cruel as School Children
Released July 27, 2007
Genre Rap rock, electropop
Length 3:55
Label Warner Bros., Decaydance, Fueled by Ramen
Writer(s) Travis McCoy, Sam Hollander, Dave Katz
Producer(s) S*A*M & Sluggo
Gym Class Heroes singles chronology
"Shoot Down the Stars"
(2007)
"Clothes Off!!"
(2007)
"Cookie Jar"
(2008)
Gym Class Heroes UK singles chronology
"Cupid's Chokehold"
(2007)
"Clothes Off!!"
(2007)
"The Queen and I"
(re-release)
(2007)
Patrick Stump singles chronology
"Cupid's Chokehold"
(2007)
"Clothes Off!!"
(2007)
"This City" (2011)

"Clothes Off!!" is the fifth single from Gym Class Heroes' third album, As Cruel as School Children. It features vocalist Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy. It was released in June 2007, and peaked at number 46 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single was a top ten hit in Finland, Ireland and the United Kingdom, peaking at number four, number five and number seven respectively.

The original hook for the song is from Jermaine Stewart's 1986 single "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off".

A remix to the song was released in November 2008 featuring rappers Reef the Lost Cauze and Ghostface Killah of Wu-Tang Clan.

Track listings[edit]

UK CD 1:

  1. "Clothes Off!!" (explicit album version)
  2. "Shoot Down the Stars" (recorded live at Fopp)

UK CD 2:

  1. "Clothes Off!!" (explicit album version)
  2. "On My Own Time (Write On)" (recorded live at Fopp)
  3. "Clothes Off!!" (video)
  4. "The Queen and I" (video)

UK vinyl:

  1. "Clothes Off!!" (explicit album version)
  2. "Etched B-Side"

AU CD:

  1. "Clothes Off!!" (radio version)
  2. "The Queen and I" (live acoustic)
  3. "Boomerang Theory"

Music video[edit]

The video starts with the band driving up to a casino with the song "Viva La White Girl" playing. After checking into their rooms, Travie McCoy makes his way down to the casino floor and runs into an Elvis impersonator, played by Pete Wentz, playing a slot machine. Travie engages in a game of strip poker with several girls, and seemingly wins, as he is the only one that remains dressed. It all turns into a party with Elvis performing on a stage. About halfway through the video, Travis encounters people dressed like animals in the hotel, presumably furries at a convention. A dance-off then takes place with the fursuiters, who are afterwards revealed to be the members of Panic! at the Disco (Ryan Ross as the orange lion, Brendon Urie as the black and white dog, Jon Walker as the bear, and Spencer Smith as the seal).

Other cameos include Patrick Stump as a crowd member, and entrepreneur Johnny Cupcakes. British rapper Dizzee Rascal is also visible with some women for a few short seconds.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 11
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 58
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[3] 4
Germany (Media Control Charts)[4] 85
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 7
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 75
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 13
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[8] 87
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 5
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 46
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[11] 20

Year-end charts[edit]

Charts (2007) Position
Australian Singles Chart[12] 97

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