What Do You Take Me For?

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"What Do You Take Me For?"
Single by Pixie Lott featuring Pusha T
from the album Young Foolish Happy
Released 4 November 2011 (2011-11-04)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre
Length 2:55
Label Mercury
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Rusko
Pixie Lott singles chronology
"All About Tonight"
(2011)
"What Do You Take Me For?"
(2011)
"Kiss the Stars"
(2012)
Pusha T chronology
"Trouble on My Mind"
(2011)
"What Do You Take Me For?"
(2011)
"Mercy"
(2012)

"What Do You Take Me For?" is a song by English recording artist Pixie Lott from her second studio album, Young Foolish Happy (2011). The song features American rapper Pusha T and was released on 4 November 2011 as the album's second single. The track received its first play on Capital FM on 26 September 2011.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave the song four out of five stars, stating: "Fortunately, the rest of the track is less spooktacular and more in-yer-face girl power. 'Don't know what you think I'm after/ What do you take me for?' she calls over a squelchy and thoroughly grindable bassline with just enough disgust in her tone to warn off any fellas who think she's a cheap date. We hate to break it to you Pix, but wearing a snakeskin leotard and popping your crotch on the dancefloor in your accompanying music video will do little to help your cause...you big tease!"[2]

Commercial performance[edit]

"What Do You Take Me For?" debuted at number ten on the UK Singles Chart with first-week sales of 34,335 copies,[3] becoming Lott's first non-number-one single to chart inside the top ten.[4] The following week, it fell to number twenty with 16,553 copies sold.[5]

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by Declan Whitebloom,[6] premiered on 6 October 2011 and develops on a dark background while Lott is seen dancing and singing. It begins with a car pulling into a building before Lott and various scantily-clad back-up dancers perform their routine while Pusha T is seemingly pleading to Lott.

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital EP[7]
  1. "What Do You Take Me For?" – 2:55
  2. "What Do You Take Me For?" (Bimbo Jones Remix) – 5:55
  3. "What Do You Take Me For?" (E-Squire Remix) – 5:31
  4. "What Do You Take Me For?" (Benji Boko Remix) – 3:06

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Young Foolish Happy.[8]

  • Pixie Lott – vocals
  • Tim Debney – mastering
  • Alex G. – additional engineering, additional vocal production
  • Anne Preven – mixing
  • Pusha T – rap
  • David Ralicke – horns
  • Rusko – production

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 30
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[10] 9
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 10

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Ireland[12] 4 November 2011 Digital download Mercury Records
United Kingdom[13] 6 November 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pixie Lott's New Single 'What Do You Take Me For' On Capital". Capital FM. 23 September 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Copsey, Robert (1 November 2011). "Pixie Lott ft. Pusha T: 'What Do You Take Me For?' – Single review". Digital Spy. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Jones, Alan (14 November 2011). "UK Singles Chart Analysis: Rihanna track sells another 80k". Music Week. Intent Media. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Pixie Lott". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "UK Album Chart Analysis: Buble outsells JLS by just 569 units". Music Week. Intent Media. 21 November 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Knight, David (11 October 2011). "Pixie Lott feat Pusha T 'What Do You Take Me For' by Declan Whitebloom". Promo News. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "What Do You Take Me For? (feat. Pusha T) – EP by Pixie Lott". iTunes Store UK. Apple. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  8. ^ Young Foolish Happy (CD liner notes). Pixie Lott. Mercury Records. 2011. 2779724. 
  9. ^ "Chart Track: Week 45, 2011". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  10. ^ "Archive Chart: 2011-11-19". Scottish Singles Top 40. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  11. ^ "Archive Chart: 2011-11-19" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  12. ^ "What Do You Take Me For? by Pixie Lott / Pusha T". 7digital Ireland. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "What Do You Take Me For? by Pixie Lott / Pusha T". 7digital UK. Retrieved 18 June 2014.