Pixie Lott Featuring Pusha T - What Do You Take Me For?

October 14, 2011 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

I have been a fan of Pixie Lott for a while, her real name is Victoria Lott. Her most recent single "All About Tonight" became number 1 here in the UK, and it looks like this song will be doing the same, and also helping Pusha T, real name Terrence Thornton, make the UK chart once and for all. This song definitely reminds me of "Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)", I think it has a similar tempo and that is what is probably going to push this song all the way to the top spot. However her release date clashes with a big chart topper, so it'll be interesting who will get that number one top spot.

Pixie Lott likes to have writing credits to her name, this single probably has some lyrics written by her, and of course by Pusha T, however no writing credits have yet to be released. [EDIT: Songwriters are Pixie Lott, Anne Preven, Christopher Mercer and Terrence Thornton]. This song is the second single to be taken from her upcoming second album "Young, Foolish, Happy" and I can definitely see it getting top 10 at least. Pixie Lott currently has eight top twenty hits, let's hope this makes it nine. The song is about being in a relationship that isn't actually working and he's taking Pixie Lott for a ride that she isn't enjoying. I like the concept and it's very "in you face" sort of song, which some people need, to be honest.

There have been a lot of people saying all sorts about this music video. It kind of leads off from "All About Tonight" and it's definitely one that will be played on the music channels and in clubs a lot of the time. Comments such as people thinking it's a little over the top, to others saying the choreography is a little too sexy. But does it really matter? The main comment should be what has it got to do with the song? The only thing I can come up with is that the guy just wants her in his bed and then chuck her the next time he sees her, and therefore the music video is showing what they would've experienced if he had stayed with her.

The video features Lee Bridgeman (well secretly). He competed in "So You Think You Can Dance" UK series 2, and came 5th. He was a good contender and also appears in a new ITV2 documentary called "Models, Misfits and Mayhem". He is definitely getting a lot of career opportunities, and he definitely is a good dancer. I'm just shocked that the previous winners have not had better opportunities so that we realise that all that voting didn't go to waste.

There's definitely not a lot to say about this music video, there's not a lot that's going on and although there is a massive choreography used, I feel it didn't show Pixie Lott's dance ability off like her various other music videos do, and I think that's the main reason why a lot of people have commented saying they are disappointed.

What to say about Pusha T? I don't really know that much about him. There are various other better rap singers Pixie Lott could have collaborated with, and so I don't quite understand why she chose Pusha T. But maybe this single could possibly help him into the UK charts more, and then maybe we might see what he truly is like. On this song, I'm not totally convince I like him, and I hope you all think the same. His voice is more of a whisper than anything else and it's not that clear, you kind of struggle to hear him over the song, which is a definite no-no in music. But maybe that's what it is like on the music video, and maybe the album and single versions will be a lot better; we all hope.

Overall I really like Pixie Lott, and her voice has that special twist to it, that makes her the star she is. I like the fact that she is a song writer, and so emotion will help, and although writing credits have yet to be released, I'm sure she is a part of it in one way or another. Pusha T definitely knocks this song down a bit, and the music video isn't that great. If they had decided on this, they should have done an amazing choreography that would make you go WOW, but there isn't so you're left with subtle narrative and little to make you watch. I'm sorry but this is probably the worst Pixie Lott music video I've watched.
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