Do You Know (What It Takes)" is a 1996 song by Swedish singer and songwriter Robyn from her debut studio album, Robyn Is Here. It was released as the third Swedish and as the second single in the United Kingdom in 1997. The song was released as her debut single in the United States in 1997. It was written by Robyn, Herbie Crichlow, Denniz Pop, and Max Martin, and it was produced by Pop and Martin.
Robin Miriam Carlsson (born 12 June 1979), known as Robyn (Swedish pronunciation: ), is a Swedish singer, songwriter and record producer. She arrived on the music scene with her 1995 debut album, Robyn Is Here, which produced two US Billboard Hot 100 top-10 singles: "Do You Know (What It Takes)" and "Show Me Love". Her second and third albums, My Truth (1999) and Don't Stop the Music (2002), were released in Sweden.
While her unconventional career began when she was just a teen in the mid-1990s with Do You Know (What It Takes) and Show Me Love, two songs that hit the Top 10 in the United States, Robyn started fresh in the States in 2008, when her self-titled album arrived internationally. After releasing a trio of dance-pop LPs in 2010 titled Body Talk, she was riding a wave that carried her from Saturday Night Live to the MTV Video Music Awards to arenas with Katy Perry and Coldplay.
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Body Talk Pt. 2 (Album, MiniAlbum). Do You Know (What It Takes), Show Me Love (Single).
This is where Robyn takes at-home samba lessons. It’s also where she writes and records some of her music. In the room, an idea board hovers above her workstation. Robyn’s anxious record label shelved the global release of her sophomore 1999 album, My Truth, over concerns about abortion-themed lyrics. I wrote the chorus, the verse, the melody, and some of the lyrics there, but the song made me really depressed-it was about some heavy shit, and I didn’t know what it was yet. I broke up with my boyfriend, and my really good friend passed away from cancer. I tried to finish those lyrics for about two years and I couldn’t.
The correct sentence is "Do you know what it is?". What IS it?" is also a correct sentence. You do know what it is? But in this case, the motive is different. With the inversion, the motive is an inquiry as to whether something is known, with the expectation of then being given the relevant knowledge. Without the inversion, the motive is to confirm an assumption. The asker expects the answerer to know, and may not even need to be given the information. Do you know what is it? Is completely grammatical, but out of context will seem bizarre to most English speakers. I can think of a couple of contexts where it is meaningful.
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|1||Do You Know What It Takes (Radio Edit)||3:42|
|2||Do You Know What It Takes (Paradise Garage Mix)||4:59|
|3||Do You Know What It Takes (Kojo's Street Mix)||5:16|
|4||Do You Know What It Takes (Golden Youngster Remix)
Featuring – Structure RizeRemix – Golden Youngster
- Photography By – Simon Fowler
- Sleeve – Peter Chadwick
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 743214185728
|74321 41334 2||Robyn||Do You Know What It Takes (CD, Single)||Ariola, Ricochet Records||74321 41334 2||Sweden||1995|
|74321 507442||Robyn||Do You Know (What It Takes) (CD, Single)||RCA||74321 507442||France||1997|
|none||Robyn||Do You Know What It Takes (Cass, Single, Promo)||RCA||none||UK||1996|
|74321531821||Robyn||Do You Know (What It Takes) (12", Single)||Movimento, RCA||74321531821||Italy||1997|
|74321 418571||Robyn||Do You Know What It Takes (12")||BMG||74321 418571||UK||1996|