Take Your Shirt Off

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"Take Your Shirt Off"
Single by T-Pain
Released October 9, 2009
Format Digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre Hip hop, crunk
Length 3:49
Label Epic Records
Writer(s) Faheem Najm, Byron Thomas, David Balfour
Producer(s) T-Pain

"Take Your Shirt Off" is a song that is performed by American recording artist T-Pain. It originally served as the first promotional single off T-Pain's fourth studio album RevolveЯ, but never made it on the track list. It was released on iTunes for purchase on October 9, 2009.

Background[edit]

The song was originally inspired by Petey Pablo's hip-hop song "Raise Up", and the part of the song included Pablo telling his native peers "take your shirt off, twist it 'round yo' head, spin it like a helicopter," and the same words were used on T-Pain's version (With the addition of the word Motherfucker, although it is slightly muted). The lyrics of the song are written by T-Pain, credited under his real name. Mannie Fresh was the producer for the song. The music was featured in a trailer for Step Up 3-D.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was released on December 2, 2009 on YouTube. Cameo appearances were made by George Clinton, Tay Dizm, Young Ca$h, Sophia Fresh, Rick Ross, Petey Pablo, and Brett Frantz. The video was directed by Gil Green and shot entirely in Tallahassee.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted at #80 on the Billboard Hot 100, and at #23 on the Australian ARIA Urban Charts.[3]

Popular culture[edit]

The song is used on the official trailer for Step Up 3D. It was also used in the film Lottery Ticket starring T-Pain himself.

It was also used in the Philippine TV talent show Showtime when the DJ prompts the judge Ryan Bang to take his shirt off and give it away by throwing it to the audience. Also used on the reality show America's Best Dance Crew during the finals of the 5th season, when the 'South Side' crews took the stage and performed a dance routine to this song.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009–10) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 42
Australian ARIA Urban Singles 9
UK Singles Chart 91
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 80

Year-end charts[edit]

Charts (2010) Position
Australian Singles Chart[4] 97

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