The origins of the song lie in a line that Bentley had written - "let's get crazy, let's get fifty-one-fifty" - for the Home
bonus track song "Country and Cold Cans," which wasn't included on the final recorded version. The singer recalled to The Boot
: "I was telling it to a friend of mine and he said, 'What does that mean?' And I told him it was Van Halen; it's California police code for criminally insane. The next day, he was singing, '5-1-5-0, somebody call the po-po.' I just started laughing because I thought that was the stupidest thing I'd ever heard. And he said, 'I'm tellin' ya, my kids cannot stop singing that.' I said, 'I don't know, man.'"A couple of days later, Bentley was writing the song with The Beavers Brothers and he still had the line stuck in his head so he said to them, "Let's write it and be done with it."