Do You Know (What It Takes)

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"Do You Know (What It Takes)"
Single by Robyn
from the album Robyn Is Here
B-side "Yes I Do Baby"
Released May 13, 1997 (US)
August 16, 1997 (UK)
Format CD single, 12" single
Recorded 1996
Cheiron Studios
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Genre Dance-pop, Europop
Length 3:43
Label Riochet, BMG
Writer(s) Robyn, Herbie Crichlow, Denniz Pop, Max Martin
Producer(s) Denniz Pop, Max Martin
Robyn singles chronology
"Do You Really Want Me (Show Respect)"
(1995)
"Do You Know (What It Takes)"
(1996)
"Show Me Love"
(1997)
Robyn UK singles chronology
"You've Got That Somethin'"
(1996)
"Do You Know (What It Takes)"
(1997)
"Show Me Love"
(1998)
Robyn US singles chronology
"Do You Know (What It Takes)"
(1997)
"Show Me Love"
(1997)
Alternative cover
US CD single cover
UK 12" promo cover

"Do You Know (What It Takes)" is a song by Swedish recording artist Robyn from her debut album, Robyn Is Here. It was released as the third Swedish and as the second single in the United Kingdom in 1997. The song was released as her debut single in the United States in 1997. It was written by Robyn, Herbie Crichlow, Denniz Pop, and Max Martin, and it was produced by Pop and Martin.

In her native Sweden, "Do You Know (What It Takes)" was Robyn's second top ten hit, peaking at number ten. It was her first top ten single in the United States, peaking at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100. In August 1998, the single was certified gold in the US by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of 500,000 copies. The single was slightly less successful in the United Kingdom, peaking at number twenty-six.

Music video[edit]

The music video features Robyn parking a van in the middle of an intersection to sing the song on top of it, while other motorists, unprepared for her impromptu blocking of the road, pill about and listen. Eventually a man arrives amidst the confusion, intrigued, likely the male subject of the song. It was filmed at the intersection of Wilcox Avenue and Yucca Street in Hollywood.

Track listing[edit]

UK single[edit]

12" promo
Side A
  1. "Do You Know What It Takes" (125th Street Mix) – 4:07
  2. "Do You Know What It Takes" (Paradise Garage Mix) – 4:59
  3. "Do You Know What It Takes" (a cappella) – 2:00
Side B
  1. "Do You Know What It Takes" (Kojo's Street Mix) – 5:16
  2. "Do You Know What It Takes" (radio edit) – 3:42
CD single
  1. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (radio edit)
  2. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (Allstar mix – main and rap)
  3. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (E-Smoove Bounce mix)
  4. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (Paradise Garage mix)
  5. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (125th Street mix)
  6. "Yes I Do Baby"

US single[edit]

12" promo
Side A
  1. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (E-Smoove Bounce Mix) – 5:29
  2. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (LP version) – 3:42
Side B
  1. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (Dee's Full Mix) – 5:42
  2. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (Dee's Club Mix) – 5:41
CD single
  1. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (LP version) – 3:43
  2. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (E-Smoove Bounce Mix Edit) – 4:06
  3. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (Dee's Full Mix Edit) – 4:02

Sweden single[edit]

CD single
  1. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (radio edit) – 3:30
  2. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (Allstar Short) – 3:58
CD maxi-single
  1. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (radio edit) – 3:30
  2. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (Allstar Main & Rap) – 4:59
  3. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (Paradise Garage Mix) – 4:59
  4. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (E-Smoove Bounce Mix Edit) – 4:05

Personnel[edit]

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Charts and certifications[edit]

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