The opening track to British alternative rock band Arctic Monkeys' fourth album Suck It and See was penned by frontman Alex Turner in the New York apartment he shared at the time with his girlfriend. He recalled to Q magazine: "There was actually a storm going on and I was sitting in the flat in New York fooling around on me Red martin guitar. It seemed quite a good description of a girl, she's not even a thunderstorm, she's more than one! Plural."
Alex Turner told NME about this portrait of an unnamed muse: "I remember writing this one when there was a storm going on. They get like mad storms over there [in New York], like, apocalyptic. I'm always trying to think of different interesting ways to like describe somebody but compliment them too. So in that one, I like the idea that she's not even a thunderstorm, she's more than one. I quite like the fact she's plural. 'Thunderstorms' meaning just, y'know, awesome!"
The Four Tops' "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" was written by the Motown team of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland. The phrase "Sugar pie, honey bunch" was something Dozier's grandfather used to say when he was a kid.
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."