"The Take Over, the Breaks Over"

""The Take Over, the Breaks Over""
Single by Fall Out Boy
from the album Infinity on High
Released May 20, 2007 (2007-05-20)
(see release history)
Recorded 2006
Genre Pop rock, alternative rock, pop punk
Length 3:33
Label Island
Writer(s) Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump
Producer Neal Avron
Fall Out Boy singles chronology
"Thnks fr th Mmrs"
(2007)
""The Take Over, the Breaks Over""
(2007)
"I'm Like a Lawyer with the Way I'm Always Trying to Get You Off (Me & You)"
(2007)

""The Take Over, the Breaks Over"" (rendered with quotation marks as part of its title on the album track listing) is a song by American rock band Fall Out Boy and the third single from their fourth studio album Infinity on High (2007). The music was inspired by vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump's love of David Bowie, specifically the song "Rebel Rebel"; the lyrics were penned by bassist Pete Wentz. The song's title is a reference to Jay-Z's 2001 song "Takeover". The single found its greatest success in Australia, peaking at No. 17 on the singles chart there and finishing at No. 95 on the year-end chart. The single won a People's Choice Award for best video in the US with its video winning a Canadian MuchMusic Video Award for People's Choice: Favorite International Video.

The song features two guitar solos performed by guest guitarists Ryan Ross (formerly from Panic! at the Disco) and Chad Gilbert (from New Found Glory).

It was also released as a 7" vinyl in countries including the UK.[1]

The song is featured on the Nintendo DS game, Guitar Hero: On Tour Decades. It will also be featured as downloadable content for Guitar Hero 5 beginning April 8, 2010.

This song was also featured in the fourth episode of season 5 of One Tree Hill, "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)".

Contents

Track listing

All lyrics written by bassist Pete Wentz (of Fall Out Boy), all music composed by lead vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump (of Fall Out Boy).

CD single:

  1. ""The Take Over, the Breaks Over""
  2. "Thriller" (Sessions@AOL version)

7" vinyl:

  1. ""The Take Over, the Breaks Over""
  2. "Sugar, We're Goin Down" (Sessions@AOL version)

AU single:

  1. ""The Take Over, the Breaks Over"" - 3:35
  2. "Thriller" (Live from AOL Music Sessions) - 3:25
  3. "Sugar, We're Goin Down" (Live from AOL Music Sessions) - 3:49
  4. ""The Take Over, the Breaks Over"" (Video) - 3:45

Music video

The video begins with Hemingway (Pete's dog), who is lying with Pete on his couch. The camera zooms into his mind (which, as it is doing so, is set to some of Fall Out Boy's earlier songs such as "Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy" and "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race") to where Alex Wolff (from The Naked Brothers Band) is posing as Pete with Hemingway, as if being a younger Wentz. Then the band is performing the song. As they sing the chorus, strange things begin to happen such as Patrick growing a steak body and a cat head, along with breakdancing mailmen and cat ladies appearing. Through the guitar solo, an angry mob appears and blames the band for changing (a reference to the band's changing genre from a more punk rock sound to a more pop rock/pop-punk sound as stated on many blogs and fan sites on the web) and they start throwing objects at the band and harassing them. Hemingway then comes in and tells the mob "Give the boys a break. Everybody changes. I mean, look at me, I used to be tiny." The fans then agree and the band continues to play as the fans, the breakdancing mailmen and cat ladies all dance along. Suddenly, the dance ends when Pete falls over, knocking Hemingway out of his dream and causing him to jump off the couch and end the video. The music video is in grayscale. The video was filmed in one day.

Chart performance

The single found greatest success in Australia. On the ARIA chart it reached a peak of No. 17, becoming the third consecutive top 20 single off of Infinity on High in that region. It finished at No. 90 on the year-end charts in Australia. Despite spending six weeks in the UK Top 75, ""The Take Over, the Breaks Over"" became the band's first single to fail to chart in the UK Top 40 since all the singles from Fall Out Boy's 2003 Take This to Your Grave album failed. It peaked at No. 48 in the UK Singles Chart on July 8, 2007.[2] It dropped down to No. 56 the following week before rising again to No. 48 during its third week. The song reached No. 30 in New Zealand.

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart (ARIA)[3] 17
New Zealand Singles Chart (RIANZ) 30
UK Singles Chart (OCC)[2] 48

Year-end charts

Charts (2007) Position
Australian Singles Chart[4] 90

Release history

Region Date[citation needed]
Ireland May 20, 2007
United Kingdom July 2, 2007
United States August 6, 2007
Australia September 22, 2007

References

External links


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