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"
"What Do You Take Me For?"
"Kiss the Stars"
Pusha T chronology
"Trouble on My Mind"
"What Do You Take Me For?"

"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


Chart (2011) Peak
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


  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.