Fuck Me Pumps
|"Fuck Me Pumps"|
|Single by Amy Winehouse|
|from the album Frank|
|Released||23 August 2004|
|Amy Winehouse singles chronology|
"Fuck Me Pumps" (also accredited as "Pumps") is a song by English singer–songwriter Amy Winehouse from her debut album, Frank (2003). Written by Winehouse and Salaam Remi, the song was released in the United Kingdom as the album's fourth and final single on 23 August 2004 under the title "Pumps"—with "Help Yourself" as its coupling track—, reaching number sixty-five on the UK Singles Chart. A clean radio edit was released for promotional purposes.
The track is about stereotypical "gold-digging" girls. The term "fuck-me pumps" or "FMPs" is a slang expression for sexy women's shoes, particularly those featuring bare heels. Chris Willman from Entertainment picked "Fuck Me Pumps" as the best song from Frank.
The music video for "Pumps" shows Winehouse walking the streets with a microphone wearing pumps (high-heeled shoes). It shows the type of girls whom Winehouse sings about in the song in front of a nightclub arguing, as well as Winehouse walking through several streets with a microphone in her hand. The farther she walks, the shorter the coil on the microphone gets. Along with the lyrical phrases about money-hungry women looking for security and love, Winehouse sarcastically explains the irony of it.
Credits adapted from "Pumps / Help Yourself" CD liner notes
- Songwriting – Amy Winehouse, Salaam Remi
- Arranging, Producing – The Chameleon
- Vocals, guitar, additional pump steps – Amy Winehouse
- Electric bass, drums, beatbox – Salaam Remi
- Clarinet, flute, saxophone – Vincent Henry
- Electric piano – John Adams
- Assistant engineering – Steve "ESP" Nowa
- Mixing, recording – Gary "Mon" Noble
- UK CD single
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||65|
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