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Album: Sing When You're Winning (2000)
Charted: 1
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  • This song is about a guy who is trying to impress a female disc jockey. He busts some braggadocios raps, but it has no effect. In the video, Williams tries to get her attention by gradually taking his clothes off. Even after he's completely naked, it has no effect, so he rips off his flesh and throws it around the club. When he is finally reduced to bones, that's when she goes for him.
  • Williams makes reference to A Tribe Called Quest's "Can I Kick It?" when he asks that question and is answered with "Yes you can."
  • Robbie Williams performed this song at the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony held in Moscow on June 14, 2018. In typically cheeky mood, he changed the lyrics just moments before sticking his middle finger up at the camera. The line in the song should be:

    Every night
    Pimpin' ain't easy


    But Williams belted out:

    Most of them fleece me
    I did this for free


    The UK coverage of the opening ceremony missed the controversial moment. However, in the US, where giving the bird and big sporting events don't mix (like MIA's middle finger during her Super Bowl performance with Madonna of Give Me All Your Luvin'"), it was seen in all its glory. Fox quickly issued a statement distancing itself from Williams' digit.
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Comments: 2

  • Alex from Newcastle Upon Tyne, United KingdomThrowaway pop artist? You mean one of the best selling artists ever? Yup, he sure is a throwaway...
  • Luke from Manchester, EnglandOnce again a throwaway pop artist uses the word "rock" to gain credibility.
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