|Take a Bow|
Cover of "Take a Bow"
|Released||May 6, 2008|
|Album||Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded|
|Label||Def Jam Recordings|
|Rihanna's Singles Chronology|
|Don't Stop the Music""||"If I Never See Your Face Again"|
"Take a Bow" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna taken from Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded (2008), a re-release of her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad (2007). The song was written and produced by Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel Eriksen, and Shaffer Smith under their stage names Stargate and Ne-Yo. "Take a Bow" was released as the first single from the re-release and the fifth single overall from the two releases. It is an R&B song that contains elements of dance-pop. Critical reception of "Take a Bow" was mixed, with some critics praising the song's lyrics and powerful balladry impact, while others criticized the lack of originality with regard to Stargate's production.
In the United States, the song peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, Rihanna's third song to do so. "Take a Bow" also peaked at number one on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and US Pop Songs chart, and has been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The song reached number one in Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Slovakia and the United Kingdom, and attained top five positions in Australia, New Zealand and Norway. The song's accompanying music video was directed by Anthony Mandler and presents Rihanna as the female protagonist who has left her boyfriend because of his infidelity. "Take a Bow" has been performed on "AOL Music Sessions" and was included in the set lists of the Good Girl Gone Bad Tour (2008), Last Girl on Earth Tour (2010–11) and Loud Tour (2011). A minimal version of the song was included in a medley on the Diamonds World Tour (2013).
Main article: Take a Bow (music video)