"Take a Bow" is a song written by R&B singer-songwriter Ne-Yo for the re-release of Rihanna's third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad. It is the first single from the re-release edition of Good Girl Gone Bad. The single was produced by Stargate. The premise of the song and the video is based around a female's point of view as her boyfriend is attempting to apologize after being unfaithful. She sarcastically informs him that his performance is "very entertaining", and instructs him to "take a bow". Although there is a gentle tone to the lyrics, at the heart of it they convey a tone of bitterness and even disgust ["trying to apologize, you're so ugly when you cry"].
Rihanna will re-release her multi-platinum third album with a double-disc deluxe edition package titled Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded. The set will include the 12 original tracks, 4 new tracks with the lead single "Take A Bow" and a remix of "If I Never See Your Face Again" with Maroon 5 and a DVD containing concert footage from her Manchester concert, a documentary and a home movie made by Rihanna's band. The revamped version of the album will be released in stores on June 17th 2008. The album will be released on June 2nd 2008 in the UK.