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Takeitoff cover
Ke$ha
Written by Claude Kelly
Lukasz Gottwald
Kesha Sebert
Produced by Ammo
Benny Blanco
Dr. Luke
Length 3:35

"Take It Off" is a song performed by Ke$ha. It serves as the third track on Ke$ha's debut album Animal.  

Cross-referencesEdit

BackgroundEdit

"Take It Off" was written by Ke$ha, alongside Dr. Luke and Claude Kelly. It was recorded at Conway Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California, and at Dr. Luke's studio in that same city. The song was produced by Luke with vocal editing done by Emily Wright. During an interview with Esquire magazine Ke$ha was asked about her song writing process and used "Take It Off" as an example of how her songs come to fruition. She explained that the song came about when she was out one night and was visiting a transsexual bar, stating, "I have a song called 'Take It Off' about when I went to a drag show, and how really turned on I was by these transvestite men taking clothes off. I was like, What does that even make me?".[1]

Official versionsEdit

  • 3:35 - Official version
  • 3:35 - Instrumental version
  • 3:35 - Acapella version

Music videoEdit

Original versionEdit

The original video for "Take It Off" premiered on August 3, 2010. It was directed by Paul Hunter and Dori Oskowitz. Ke$ha revealed the main idea behind the video in an interview explaining that "[the video was] about [her] and all [her] hot vampire babe friends breaking into a hotel on another planet, and at the end we all turn into this beautiful stardust. Once you take it all off, all your inhibitions, your clothes, we're all made up of the same thing."[2] She explained that she did not want the video to just be about "Taking it off", that the message behind the video and the theme wasn't "just about taking off your clothes and rolling in glitter. It's also about taking off your inhibitions and being raw and real".[3]


Ke$ha - Take It Off03:43

Ke$ha - Take It Off

Premiere date August 3, 2010
Director(s) Paul Hunter and Dori Oskowitz
Fashion director
Choreographer
Director of photography Kristian Dowling


K$ N' Friends versionEdit

The video is intended to look 80s themed with inspiration drawing from movies of that time. The song's second video was released via Ke$ha's YouTube account. She revealed the video's completion, release and inspiration through a video description quote saying, "heyy to all my fans! so me [and] my friends were bored and we were really channeling some 80's [inspiration] (Tron, David Bowie in Labyrinth, and Revenge of the Nerds.) and we made this new video for take it off. it was really fun to make. i hope you guys like it". The video was directed by Skinny. This version of the video is known as "Take It Off (K$ N' Friends Version)".[4]The video has since been removed.

LyricsEdit

There's a place downtown
Where the freaks all come around
It's a hole in the wall
It's a dirty free-for-all

When the dark of the night
Comes around that's the time
That the animal comes alive
Looking for somethin' wild

Now we lookin' like pimps in my gold Trans-Am
Got a water bottle full of whiskey in my handbag
Got my drunk text on
I'll regret it in the mornin'
But tonight I don't give a
I don't give a
I don't give a

There's a place downtown
Where the freaks all come around
It's a hole in the wall
It's a dirty free-for-all
When they turn me on
When they take it off
When they take it off
Everybody take it off

There's a place I know
If you're looking for a show
Where they go hardcore
And there's glitter on the floor
When they turn me on
When they take it off
When they take it off
Everybody take it off

Lose your mind lose it now
Lose your clothes in the crowd
We're delirious tear it down
'Til the sun comes back around

Now we're gettin' so smashed
Knockin' over trash cans
Everybody breakin' bottles
It's a filthy hot mess
And it's time to get faded
I'm not the designated driver so I don't give a
I don't give a
I don't give a

There's a place downtown
Where the freaks all come around
It's a hole in the wall
It's a dirty free-for-all
When they turn me on
When they take it off
When they take it off
Everybody take it off

There's a place I know
If you're looking for a show
Where they go hardcore
And there's glitter on the floor
When they turn me on
When they take it off
When they take it off
Everybody take it off

Everybody take it off
Oh oh oh
Everybody take it off
Everybody take it off
Right now take it off
Right now take it off
Right now take it off
Right now take it off
Right now take it off
Right now take it off
Everybody take it off

There's a place downtown
Where the freaks all come around
It's a hole in the wall
It's a dirty free-for-all
When they turn me on
When they take it off
When they take it off
Everybody take it off

There's a place I know
If you're looking for a show
Where they go hardcore
And there's glitter on the floor
When they turn me on
When they take it off
When they take it off
Everybody take it off

ReferencesEdit

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