This song was inspired by a photo of a friend's cat named Goose which Aimee Mann received while on tour in Ireland. The singer explained to Billboard magazine: "My friends post a lot of pictures of their cat, Goose, on Instagram, and she's got white fur, and she really looks like a snow cone ball. So I start writing this song, and it's really more about being homesick and lonely than it is about the cute little kitty. It's very dumb that I kept the name, but once I wrote the song, I was stuck with it."
Mann used the actual Goose in the video, where we see her in some mortal jeopardy. The songstress recalled: "Her owners moved out here, so I put Goose in the video. Goose is a good cat. She's very photogenic. She wasn't really cooperative. I was amazed what they did with editing where they got shots later that made it look like she was cooperating."
Lily Allen wrote "Something's Not Right" for the soundtrack of the Peter Pan prequel, Pan. The song was inspired by the heartache that Allen experienced after suffering a miscarriage when she was six months pregnant with her first child by husband Sam Cooper in 2010.