Do You Know (What It Takes)

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"Do You Know (What It Takes)"
Robyn - Do You Know (What It Takes).JPG
Single by Robyn
from the album Robyn Is Here
B-side"Yes I Do Baby"
Released
  • 1996 (SWE)
  • September 1997 (US)
Format
Recorded1996
StudioCheiron Studios
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Genre
Length3:43
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Denniz Pop
  • Max Martin
Robyn singles chronology
"Do You Really Want Me (Show Respect)"
(1995)
"Do You Know (What It Takes)"
(1996)
"Show Me Love"
(1997)
Music video
"Do You Know (What It Takes)" on YouTube
Robyn UK singles chronology
""You've Got That Somethin'""
(1996)
""Do You Know (What It Takes)""
(1997)
""Show Me Love""
(1998)
Robyn US singles chronology
""Do You Know (What It Takes)""
(1997)
""Show Me Love""
(1998)
Alternative cover
US CD single cover
US CD single cover

"Do You Know (What It Takes)" is a 1996 song by Swedish singer and songwriter Robyn from her debut studio album, Robyn Is Here.

Release[edit]

It was released as the third Swedish and as the second single in the United Kingdom in 1997. The song was released as her debut single in the United States in 1997. It was written by Robyn, Herbie Crichlow, Denniz Pop, and Max Martin, and it was produced by Pop and Martin.

In her native Sweden, "Do You Know (What It Takes)" was Robyn's second top ten hit, peaking at number ten. It was her first top ten single in the United States, peaking at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100. In August 1998, the single was certified Gold in the US by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of 500,000 copies. The single was slightly less successful in the United Kingdom, peaking at number twenty-six.

Critical reception[edit]

Music & Media wrote about the song: "Swedes have a cunning feeling for the grooviness of all black music genres. The 16-year old Robyn has mastered the R&B genre to a T. She supplies the sassy rhymes, while master-producer Pop takes care of the perky beats and poppy arrangements."[1]

Dave Sholin from the Gavin Report wrote: "Rarely does word about a record spread as quickly as it has for this Swedish production."[2]

Music video[edit]

The official music video for the song was directed by Kevin Bray.[3]

Track listing[edit]

UK single[edit]

12" promo

Side A
  1. "Do You Know What It Takes" (125th Street Mix) – 4:07
  2. "Do You Know What It Takes" (Paradise Garage Mix) – 4:59
  3. "Do You Know What It Takes" (a cappella) – 2:00
Side B
  1. "Do You Know What It Takes" (Kojo's Street Mix) – 5:16
  2. "Do You Know What It Takes" (radio edit) – 3:42

CD single

  1. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (radio edit)
  2. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (Allstar mix – main and rap)
  3. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (E-Smoove Bounce mix)
  4. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (Paradise Garage mix)
  5. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (125th Street mix)
  6. "Yes I Do Baby"

US single[edit]

12" promo

Side A
  1. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (E-Smoove Bounce Mix) – 5:29
  2. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (LP version) – 3:42
Side B
  1. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (Dee's Full Mix) – 5:42
  2. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (Dee's Club Mix) – 5:41

CD single

  1. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (LP version) – 3:43
  2. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (E-Smoove Bounce Mix Edit) – 4:06
  3. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (Dee's Full Mix Edit) – 4:02

Sweden single[edit]

CD single

  1. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (radio edit) – 3:30
  2. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (Allstar Short) – 3:58

CD maxi-single

  1. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (radio edit) – 3:30
  2. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (Allstar Main & Rap) – 4:59
  3. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (Paradise Garage Mix) – 4:59
  4. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" (E-Smoove Bounce Mix Edit) – 4:05

Personnel[edit]

Source:[4]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Releases: Singles" (PDF). Music & Media (March 30, 1996, page 12). Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  2. ^ Sholin, Dave (April 25, 1997). "Gavin Picks > Singles" (PDF). Gavin Report. No. 2152. p. 54. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  3. ^ Garcia, Alex S. "mvdbase.com - Robyn - "Do you know (what it takes)?"". Music Video DataBase. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  4. ^ Do You Know (What It Takes) (liner notes). Robyn. Riochet Records, BMG. 1996.
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Robyn – Do You Know (What It Takes)". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  6. ^ Adult Contemporary peak
  7. ^ Canada Dance peak
  8. ^ Canadian Top Singles peak
  9. ^ "Music & Media: Eurochart Hot 100" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  10. ^ "Robyn - Do You Know What It Takes" (in Dutch). top40.nl. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Robyn – Do You Know (What It Takes)" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  12. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Robyn – Do You Know (What It Takes)". Singles Top 100.
  14. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  15. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". officialcharts.com.
  16. ^ "Robyn Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  17. ^ "Robyn Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  18. ^ "Robyn Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  19. ^ "Robyn Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  20. ^ "RPM Top 100 Hit Tracks of 1997". RPM. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  21. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1997". Archived from the original on 2009-06-11. Retrieved 2010-08-28.
  22. ^ "American single certifications – Robyn – Do You Know What It Takes". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  23. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1997". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 110 (5): 76. January 31, 1998. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 31, 2015.

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