Give It Up

Album: Unfinished Business (2016)
Charted: 56

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Nathan Sykes getting raunchy. "It's just about getting someone into bed really!" Sykes told Digital Spy. "I'm not going to beat around the bush! It does what it says on the tin."

    "I think it's quite unexpected for me," he added. "I mean, it's not explicit or anything like that. I've obviously tried to keep an element of class to it."
  • The song includes a guest verse from American rapper G-Eazy where he raps about the difficulties of life on the road.
  • This samples Blackstreet's 1997 track "Don't Leave Me."
  • The song's music video shows Sykes getting intimate with a girl in a hotel room. The clip was banned from being played on television in the UK as it was deemed too sexual.
  • Asked by Digital Spy if he felt stripping off for the video was a risk, Sykes replied: "The risk for me is that people turn around and be like, 'Ugh you're not ripped - you haven't got a body like Justin Bieber!'"

    "No I don't! I don't have a body like Justin Bieber," he laughed. "I wish I did, but I love pizza. Literally on set I was eating pizza. Normally you'd be doing push-ups."

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