Fuck Me Pumps

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This article is about the Amy Winehouse song. For the type of footwear, see fuck-me shoes.
"Fuck Me Pumps"
Single by Amy Winehouse
from the album Frank
B-side "Help Yourself"
Released 23 August 2004 (2004-08-23)
Format CD single
Recorded 2003
Genre
Length 3:20
Label Island
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Salaam Remi
Amy Winehouse singles chronology
"In My Bed"/"You Sent Me Flying"
(2004)
"Pumps"/"Help Yourself"
(2004)
"Rehab"
(2006)

"Fuck Me Pumps" (also accredited as "Pumps") is a song by English recording artist 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.[1]

Music video[edit]

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.

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from "Pumps / Help Yourself" CD liner notes[2]

Track listing[edit]

UK CD single[3]
  1. "Pumps"
  2. "Help Yourself"
  3. "(There Is) No Greater Love" (AOL Session)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 65

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Willman, Chris (10 November 2007). "Frank". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Pumps / Help Yourself" (CD liner notes). Amy Winehouse. United Kingdom: Island. 2004. CID 865/986 708-7. 
  3. ^ "Pumps / Help Yourself: Amy Winehouse". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Archive Chart: 2004-09-04" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 13 February 2015.

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