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 Electropop, R&B, hip hop
Length 2:55
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Pixie Lott, Anne Preven, Christopher Mercer, Terrence Thornton
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). It features American rapper Pusha T and was released digitally in the United Kingdom on 4 November 2011 as the album's second single.[1] The track received its first play on Capital FM on 26 September 2011.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by Declan Whitebloom, premiered on YouTube on 6 October 2011 and develops on a dark background while Lott is seen dancing and singing.[3] 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.

Critical reception[edit]

Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave the song a positive review 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! 4/5 stars.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

"What Do You Take Me For?" debuted at number ten on the UK Singles Chart with 34,335 copies sold in its first week,[5] becoming Lott's first non-number-one single to chart inside the top ten.[6] The following week it slipped to number twenty on sales of 16,553 copies.[7]

Track listing[edit]

  • UK iTunes EP[1]
  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

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 30
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[9] 9
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 10

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United Kingdom 4 November 2011[1] Digital download Mercury Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "What Do You Take Me For? (feat. Pusha T) – EP by Pixie Lott". iTunes Store UK. Apple Inc. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Pixie Lott's New Single 'What Do You Take Me For' On Capital". Capital FM. 23 September 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQCcwNMp830
  4. ^ Robert Copsey. "Pixie Lott ft. Pusha T: 'What Do You Take Me For?' - Single review". Digital Spy. digitalspy.co.uk/. 
  5. ^ Jones, Alan (14 November 2011). "UK Singles Chart Analysis: Rihanna track sells another 80k". Music Week. Intent Media. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "PIXIE LOTT". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "UK Album Chart Analysis: Buble outsells JLS by just 569 units". Music Week. Intent Media. 21 November 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  9. ^ "Archive Chart". Scottish Singles Top 40. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  10. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 13 November 2011.