""The Take Over, the Breaks Over"" (rendered with quotation marks as part of its title on the album track listing) is the fourth single and second track from Fall Out Boy's album Infinity on High. Its title was taken from Jay-Z's 2001 song "Takeover". The song found its greatest success in Australia, peaking at #17 on the singles chart there. The song won a People's Choice Award for best video. The music was inspired by composer Patrick Stump's love of David Bowie, specifically the song "Rebel Rebel".
This song was also featured in the fourth episode of season 5 of One Tree Hill, "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)".
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 his younger years. 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 "C'mon guys, give the boys a break; everyone changes. 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 with Alex Wolff from the Naked Brothers Band playing the young Pete Wentz seen at the beginning of the music video.
|Ireland||May 20, 2007|
|United Kingdom||July 2, 2007|
|United States||August 6, 2007|
|Australia||September 22, 2007|
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, peaking at #48 in the UK Singles Chart on July 8, 2007. It dropped down to #56 the following week before re-entering at #48 during its third week.
|Australian ARIA Singles Chart||17|
|New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart||30|
|UK Singles Chart||48|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Videoclip Tracks||22|