“The Take Over, the Breaks Over” is a song by American rock band Fall Out Boy and the third single from their third studio album Infinity on High (2007). The music composition 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. 90 on the year-end chart.
“There was a weird moment where—I was still a drummer, I always saw myself as a drummer—and we got nominated for a Grammy, that was really crazy, and I was sitting there and Stevie Wonder was on stage and I remember thinking “Wow, I really need to take [singing] more seriously!”
- Patrick Stump