Ah, decisions, decisions. Seeking to nudge sales of her Good Girl Gone Bad album past the 5m mark, what should Rihanna do?
A. Give 'Breakin Dishes', a surefire smash from the album, a belated crack at the singles chart.
B. Reissue the album with a new song written by Ne-Yo, the R&B hitmaker who also penned 'Unfaithful' and 'Hate That I Love You'.
Sadly, as you've probably guessed by now, the Bajan pop princess chose option 'B'.
So, Ne-Yo once again imagines Rihanna as a balladeer rather than a booty-shaker, getting her to play the wronged woman over a smooth, elegantly-constructed R&B backdrop. "You're so ugly when you cry," she sneers, sounding a little bit angry but, as ever, mainly rather bored. 'Take A Bow' does what it sets out to do very well, but it's an underwhelming follow-up to the dancefloor rush of 'Don't Stop The Music'.
> Click here to watch the 'Take A Bow' video