Take Your Shirt Off

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"Take Your Shirt Off"
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Single by T-Pain
Released October 9, 2009
Format Digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre Hip hop, crunk
Length 3:49
Label Epic Records
Songwriter(s) Faheem Najm, Byron Thomas, David Balfour
Producer(s) Mannie Fresh, T-Pain, Qua z mo

"Take Your Shirt Off" is a song that is performed by American recording artist T-Pain. It originally served as the first promotional single off T-Pain's fourth studio album RevolveЯ, but never made it on the track list. It was released on iTunes for purchase on October 9, 2009.

Background[edit]

The song was originally inspired by Petey Pablo's hip-hop song "Raise Up", and the part of the song included Pablo telling his native peers "take your shirt off, twist it 'round yo' head, spin it like a helicopter," and the same words were used on T-Pain's version (with the addition of the word motherfucker, although it is slightly muted). The lyrics of the song are written by T-Pain, credited under his real name. Mannie Fresh was the producer for the song. The music was featured in a trailer for Step Up 3-D. It was also used for the soundtrack of the film "Lottery Ticket[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was released on December 2, 2009 on YouTube. Cameo appearances were made by George Clinton, Tay Dizm, Young Ca$h, Sophia Fresh, Rick Ross, Petey Pablo, Rebekah Leake and Brett Frantz. The video was directed by Gil Green and shot entirely in Tallahassee.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted at #80 on the Billboard Hot 100, and at #23 on the Australian ARIA Urban Charts.[3]

Popular culture[edit]

The song is used on the official trailer for Step Up 3D. It was also used in the film Lottery Ticket starring T-Pain himself.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009–10) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 42
Australian ARIA Urban Singles 9
UK Singles Chart 91
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 80

Year-end charts[edit]

Charts (2010) Position
Australian Singles Chart[4] 97

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