"Crank It Up" is a song by Ashley Tisdale from her second studio album, Guilty Pleasure. The song was released as the album's second single and was in Chile, France, and in Germany on October 9, 2009 and all over Europe on October 17, 2009. The single had no official release in the United States and Canada.
Originally written for Britney Spears failed to be included on Spears's fifth studio album Blackout. The song is included as a bonus track in the standard edition of "Guilty Pleasure". The single was released on October 16, 2009 in Germany and on October 17, 2009, in the rest of Europe. The song contains rap vocals by David Jassy.The song is included in the German compilation album Popstar Hits and she performed the song in several live shows such as Popstars.
The music video is directed by Scott Speer and was filmed on the week of September 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, California, United States. The video begins with Tisdale in a black outfit with black wings on her back in a room. Before she sings, there is a metronome moving to the beat of the song and a turntable playing, it also shows her in the same black outfit while walking along a hallway and singing. Then towards the second verse, she is in a light yellow dress and is standing near a wall. Then at the second chorus, she is at a party singing and dancing next to a man. Towards the end of the song she is seen in her light yellow dress standing on a table with people sitting around it. Justin Baldoni and Wesley Quinn make cameos. The video premiered on VIVA Germany on October 5, 2009 and on Myspace on October 6, 2009. E! Entertainment said that "Tisdale wants to dance, and not in that G-rated, Disney-fied way, either, in this video. We see her practicing some sexy moves, seductive looks and various hand-to-hair gestures after watching. Fortunately, all that preparation eventually pays off, and she finally makes it onto the dance floor".