Stamp Your Feet

Songfacts®:

  • This was written by Summer together with Greg Kurstin, who has also co-written UK Top 10 singles for Kylie Minogue ("Wow") and Sophie Ellis-Bextor ("Catch You.") Among the other artists he has penned songs for are Pink and Lily Allen. The other co-writer is former child actress and singer-songwriter Danielle Brisebois, who starred in the original Broadway cast of Annie. Her rendition of "Hard Knock Life" was later sampled by Jay-Z on his "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)." Brisebois was later a member of the American rock band New Radicals and co-wrote Natasha Bedingfield's hit single "Unwritten." She also co-wrote the title track "Crayons" and "Drivin' Down Brazil" for Summer's album.
  • Summer explained in her official press release that this stadium tub-thumper was originally called "The Player's Anthem." She added: "It's the whole concept of being a player in life, coupled with the idea of being a player on an actual field, the whole thing, dealing with the pain and doing things even though you are afraid. Even though you're afraid of something and your knees are knocking, you get up and do it because a lot depends on it. Players get taken off to the sidelines and bandaged and thrown back in the game because it depends on them to win the game. We're all 'players.' It goes back to Shakespeare: 'All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players.'"
  • This was one of three #1 songs from Summer's Crayons album on the Hot Dance Club Play chart. The other two were "I'm a Fire" and "Fame (The Game)."

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