New Wave vanguard Adam Ant (born Stuart Leslie Goddard) wrote this song for his fourth studio album Manners & Physique. It was his second-highest Billboard-charting hit, after "Goody Two Shoes." He also charted far more prolifically in the UK. Like "Goody Two Shoes," this song also dwells on the trials and tribulations of being famous. Adam Ant seemed quite disillusioned with fame, making biting social commentaries on it throughout his career.