Take A Bow

Album: Good Girl Gone Bad (Re-Release) (2008)
Charted: 1 1


  • This track, about a deceiving partner, was written by Rihanna's label mate Ne-Yo and produced by Norwegian production team Stargate. Ne-Yo also penned her # 1 hit "Unfaithful." Stargate have produced a number of Rihanna's songs including "Unfaithful" and "Hate That I Love You."
  • This was the third American chart-topper Stargate have produced. They'd previously produced and co-written "So Sick" for Ne-Yo and "Irreplaceable" for Beyoncé.
  • The song's jump from #53 to #1 was for a time the second-best leap to the summit in Hot 100 history, trailing only Maroon 5's "Makes Me Wonder," which rose from #64 to #1 in 2007."
  • This was the first Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart-topper for Rihanna. Previously the Barbadian-born artist's most successful song in that chart had been "Umbrella," which peaked at #4 in July 2007.
  • A remake by the cast of the musical comedy television series Glee returned this song to the Top 50 of the Billboard Hot 100 after the show's season premiere on September 9, 2009.

Comments: 5

  • Hannah from Chatham, NjI had a karaoke version of this song as my ringtone for months before i learned that it was a real song when someone sang it at a talent show. i had saved on my phone as bunnies hopping.
  • Julia from Princeton, KsI love this song, but you need to hear Lea Michele sing it. Not saying she sings it better, she just sings it good as well.
  • Valerie from None Of Ur Buisness!!, Bci LOVE this song soo much. Rihanna has such a good voice. it's so powerful. :D love everything about her and this song!
  • Beatlesfan64 from Dallas, Txthis song is about a girls point of view as her boyfriend is attempting to apoligize after being unfaithful. she sarcasticly informs him that his performance is entartaining and tells him to take a bow like he was doing a performance. So people who hate her shutup cause she rocks and this song is a good plot so shutup if you dont like her or tell it to someone else or dont say it to anyone cuz she can relate to anyone! my bro loves her hes gonna marry her if she had her old haircut cuz her new one sux! bye
  • Jasonsweird from Tokyo, Japantake that nasty comment off that song rox. shes my idol!any one he says she sux can kiss my bootie!
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