Sex Therapy (song)

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"Sex Therapy"
Single by Robin Thicke
from the album Sex Therapy
Released October 20, 2009 (2009-10-20)
Format
Genre R&B
Length 4:35
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
Robin Thicke singles chronology
"Somebody to Love"
(2009)
"Sex Therapy"
(2009)
"Love After War"
(2011)

"Sex Therapy" is a song by American R&B singer Robin Thicke.[1] The R&B ballad is the lead single from his album Sex Therapy.[2] The song was released to the radio on October 20, 2009.[3] Its tune and some other elements were sampled from the 1963 number-one song "It's My Party" by Lesley Gore.

Critical reception[edit]

Kelsey Paine from Billboard gave a positive review for the song, saying that: "Robin Thicke delivers his signature smooth talk on "Sex Therapy". Producers Polow Da Don and Hot Sauce set up a languorous backbeat with understated synths and soft drum kicks, while Thicke turns the heat all the way up. 'Stressed out, uptight, overworked, wound up/Unleash what you got, let's explore your naughty side,' the singer croons. 'Just let me love you, lay right here, I'll be your fantasy/Give you sex therapy.' The come-hither lyrics, accompanied by Thicke's breathy falsetto and deep bass undertones, give the song an unforced eroticism that feels ideal for lovers of romance. Thicke's stripped-down brand of R&B is of an ultra-suggestive nature, but his earnest vocal performance is what ultimately keeps it classy."[4]

Remix[edit]

The official remix features Ludacris and a short intro by Polow Da Don and was released December 17, 2009. The remix is a bonus track on the iTunes edition of Sex Therapy: The Experience as the "Luda Remix".

Music video[edit]

Robin Thicke confirmed on his Twitter account that he shot the video for the song on October 24 in L.A. with music video director Melina Matsoukas, at the same mansion that was featured in the video for Hilary Duff's "Reach Out". The video was released on November 19.[5] Model Saleisha Stowers made a cameo in the video.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sex Therapy" (album version) (4:36)
  2. "Sex Therapy" (instrumental) (4:36)[6]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Recording and mixing
Personnel

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Sex Therapy, Interscope Records, Star Trek.[7]

Charts[edit]

On the week ending January 2, 2010, "Sex Therapy" debuted at number 100 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It has also become his second number one single on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs dated March 13, 2010 after "Lost Without U" peaked at number one in 2007.

Chart (2009-2010) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100 54
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 1
Preceded by
"It Kills Me" by Melanie Fiona
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs number-one single
March 13, 2010 - March 20, 2010
Succeeded by
"Say Something" by Timbaland featuring Drake

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