This was the second single to be taken from American pop punk band All Time Low's third full length release, Nothing Personal.
This poppy party-starter about a flaky relationship - he's damned if he makes her happy and damned if he doesn't - was criticized by some for its goofy lyrical content. Frontman Alex Gaskarth told MTV News that the band aren't adverse to silliness if the situation demands it. He said: "We've always been a band whose image and stage banter has always been based on not taking anything too seriously, but I've never written to be funny. I don't consider our music to be a joke. We're not f---ing Bowling For Soup at all. People pigeonhole us but, to be honest, we sort of pigeonhole ourselves. We try to disregard it and, for the most part, we can, because the criticism tends to get lost in the vast array of d--k jokes and bulls--t this band is focused on."
This was All Time Low's first song to chart in the Billboard Hot 100.
This was the first tune that Alex Gaskarth wrote with producer Butch Walker (Sevendust, Pink, Avril Lavigne). The All Time Low vocalist recalled to Kerrang! magazine: "I went to his house and we spoke about how we wanted to write a tongue in cheek song that was also a throwback to his old band, Marvelous 3."
The video was directed and animated by Matthew Stawski, who also worked with All Time Low on their clip for "Weightless."
Fall Out Boy's "The Kids Aren't Alright" song title is not a reference to The Offspring's 1998 single of the same name. It actually alludes to The Who's 1979 rockumentary film called The Kids Are Alright.
"(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" was written by Nick Lowe in 1974. The original version with his group Brinsley Schwarz was kind of somber, but Elvis Costello made it a classic with his 1978 uptempo take.
The chorus of "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir" in "Lady Marmalade" is French for "Do you want to sleep with me tonight?" When Labelle performed it on television, they had to change it to "Voulez-vous danser avec moi ce soir" (Do you want to dance with me tonight?).