What Do You Take Me For?

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"What Do You Take Me For?"
Pixie Lott - What Do You Take Me For single cover.png
Single by Pixie Lott featuring Pusha T
from the album Young Foolish Happy
Released4 November 2011 (2011-11-04)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2011
GenreHip pop[1]
Length2:55
LabelMercury
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Rusko
Pixie Lott singles chronology
"All About Tonight"
(2011)
"What Do You Take Me For?"
(2011)
"Kiss the Stars"
(2012)
Pusha T singles chronology
"Trouble on My Mind"
(2011)
"What Do You Take Me For?"
(2011)
"Mercy"
(2012)

"What Do You Take Me For?" is a song by English singer Pixie Lott from her second studio album, Young Foolish Happy (2011). The song features American rapper Pusha T and was released on 4 November 2011 as the album's second single. The track received its first play on Capital FM on 26 September 2011.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave the song four out of five stars, 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!"[3]

Commercial performance[edit]

"What Do You Take Me For?" debuted at number 10 on the UK Singles Chart with first-week sales of 34,335 copies,[4] becoming Lott's first non-number-one single to chart inside the top 10.[5] The following week, it fell to number 20 with 16,553 copies sold.[6]

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by Declan Whitebloom,[7] premiered on 6 October 2011 and develops on a dark background while Lott is seen dancing and singing. It begins with a black and orange Citroen DS3 pulling into a building before Lott and various scantily-clad back-up dancers perform their routine while Pusha T is seemingly pleading to Lott.

Track listing[edit]

  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

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Young Foolish Happy.[9]

  • Pixie Lott – vocals
  • Tim Debney – mastering
  • Alex G. – additional engineering, additional vocal production
  • Anne Preven – mixing
  • Pusha T – rap
  • David Ralicke – horns
  • Rusko – production

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Europe (Euro Digital Songs)[10] 20
Ireland (IRMA)[11] 30
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[12] 9
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 10

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Ireland 4 November 2011 Digital download Mercury [14]
United Kingdom 6 November 2011 [15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gillespie, Duncan (4 November 2011). "Album Review: Pixie Lott – 'Young Foolish Happy'". NME. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Pixie Lott's New Single 'What Do You Take Me For' On Capital". Capital FM. 23 September 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  3. ^ Copsey, Robert (1 November 2011). "Pixie Lott ft. Pusha T: 'What Do You Take Me For?' – Single review". Digital Spy. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  4. ^ Jones, Alan (14 November 2011). "UK Singles Chart Analysis: Rihanna track sells another 80k". Music Week. Archived from the original on 18 June 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Pixie Lott". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  6. ^ "UK Album Chart Analysis: Buble outsells JLS by just 569 units". Music Week. 21 November 2011. Archived from the original on 7 February 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  7. ^ Knight, David (11 October 2011). "Pixie Lott feat Pusha T 'What Do You Take Me For' by Declan Whitebloom". Promo News. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  8. ^ "What Do You Take Me For? (feat. Pusha T) – EP by Pixie Lott". iTunes Store (UK). Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  9. ^ Young Foolish Happy (liner notes). Pixie Lott. Mercury Records. 2011. 2779724.
  10. ^ "Euro Digital Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 26 November 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2018. (Subscription required (help)).
  11. ^ "Chart Track: Week 45, 2011". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  12. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  13. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  14. ^ "What Do You Take Me For? by Pixie Lott / Pusha T". 7digital (Ireland). Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  15. ^ "What Do You Take Me For? by Pixie Lott / Pusha T". 7digital (UK). Retrieved 18 June 2014.