Do What You Want (OK Go song)

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"Do What You Want"
Single by OK Go
from the album Oh No
B-side "Oh Lately It's So Quiet" (Acoustic Version), "Get Over It" (Live Version), "Invincible" (Live Version)
Released April 3, 2006
Format CD, 7"
Recorded 2004-2005
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:05
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Damian Kulash Jr., Timothy Nordwind
Producer(s) Tore Johansson
OK Go singles chronology
"A Million Ways"
(2006)
"Do What You Want"
(2006)
"Oh Lately It's So Quiet"
(2006)

"Do What You Want" is a song by the Grammy Award-winning rock band OK Go from their second album, Oh No. It is the second single off the album released in the UK (in the US, the song was released as an EP prior to the album's release).

The b-sides include live versions of "Get Over It" and "Invincible" as well as an acoustic version of "Oh Lately It's So Quiet".

Music video[edit]

"Party version"[edit]

A first video was made in June 2005 in Los Angeles, California. Directed by Olivier Gondry (brother of director Michel Gondry), this video depicts the band performing the song "at a fancy dandy party where people are drunk and dancing and having a great time",[1] while the camera is going around the band and the crowd and stopping in different places in very fast motion. A total of thirty-five DV cameras, set up by Gondry and his crew, were used to achieve the desired panning effects.

"Tour version"[edit]

Another video was released through the band's website only available to their "Juggling Club" members. This features live performances interspliced with the band lip-syncing the song in various parts. This was directed by Scott Keiner and was probably made in late 2005 or early 2006 during the band's tour.

"Wallpaper version"[edit]

A third video was made to promote the single release. This version is known as the "Wallpaper version", as it has the band and a large group of extras (described as "a large contingent of LA's most talented weirdos") in zentai-styled bodysuits that match the wallpaper on the wall of the set in which the video is filmed. Directed by OK Go and Blip Boutique, it is perhaps the most well-known music video for the song. The video was premiered on MTV's Total Request Live on February 15, 2007 with all day premieres on MTVu and MTV Hits.

In other media[edit]

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References[edit]

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