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In Umbrella by Rihanna and JAY-Z, JAY-Z says "Take three, action" 7 seconds in. Does this mean that they had previously recorded this song 2 times and these attempts weren't as successful?

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"Take three" could have been a reference to recording a song fifty years ago when whole songs were recorded at once in a studio, but "action" makes it a reference to shooting a movie. You'd never hear the word "action" in a sound studio.

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