‘Take a bow’ is about a girl who lost interest in getting back together with a cheating ex-boyfriend. Although the ex-boyfriend is apologizing and wants to get back to her (you look so dumb right now, standin outside my house, tryin’ to apologize) she refuses to give him a second chance. She tells him that you’re not actually sorry you were unfaithful, you’re sorry that i caught you (Don’t tell me you’re sorry cause you’re not, Baby When i know you’re only sorry you got caught).
Release Date: April 15, 2008
Songwriter/s: Mikkel S. Eriksen – Tor Erik Hermansen – Shaffer Smith
Label: Def Jam
UK – 1
US – 1
Germany – 6
In the UK, the song topped the Official Charts Company, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) certified it Gold for sales over 499.900 copies. In the US, it was number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Pop Songs charts. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it Quadruple Platinum for sales over 3 million copies. ‘Take a bow’ also topped the charts in Canada, Denmark, Ireland and Slovakia. It reached the top 10 charts in several countries including Australia, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal and Switzerland. The song was certified Triple Platinum in Australia and Platinum in Denmark, In Japan and New Zealand it was certified Gold.
Artist’s age on Release Date: Robyn Rihanna Fenty was 20 years old when this song was released.
Cover Versions: Ne-Yo – Glee – Taylor Swift – Riley Bierderer – Olivia Noelle – Mr. John – Kagan (The Voice UK) – Sophie (The Voice Kids 2015) – Emiliano BD (Male cover) – JFla – David Sides (piano cover) – OTS – Brad Doggett (acoustic) – Caroline Costa – other amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.