"Take the Box" is a soul song written and produced by English singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse and Luke Smith (Keyboardist/Producer) for her debut album, Frank (2003). Released as the album's second single on 12 January 2004, it was the highest-charting single from Frank, peaking at number 57 on the UK Singles Chart.

The single for "Take the Box" features an exclusive B-side titled "'Round Midnight".

The song's content covers Winehouse as she leaves her lover after discovering he is having an affair. The song details her acceptance of the fact that its over as she tells the lover to literally "take the box" of stuff he left.


 [hide*1 Musicians


Guitar – Jeremy Shaw Drums [Additional] – Richard Wilkinson Horns – Timothy Hutton

Music video[edit]Edit

A music video was produced to promote the single. It shows Winehouse working at an empty disco hall as the last guests leave she walks into the hall that is lit by many little disco balls. The scenes intercut with her in a red dress singing with her guitar and her by the empty tables and chairs looking wistfully around at the empty stage.

Track listings[edit]Edit

UK CD (CID 840; Released: 12 January 2004)

  1. "Take the Box"
  2. "Round Midnight"
  3. "Stronger Than Me" (Live)

UK CD promo (CIDDJ 840; Released: 2004)

  1. "Take the Box" - 3:19

UK 12" vinyl (12 IS 840; Released: 2004)

Side A

  1. "Take the Box" (Seiji's Buggin' Mix)

Side B

  1. "Take the Box" (The Headquarters Mix)

UK 12" vinyl promo (12 ISX 840 DJ; Released: 2004)

Side A

  1. "Take the Box" (Seiji's Buggin' mix)

Side B

  1. "Take the Box" (Seiji's Buggin' rub)
  2. "Take the Box" (The Headquarters mix)


Chart (2004) Peak


UK Singles Chart 57
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