Renown session drummer Kenny Aronoff played on this track. Speaking with Songfacts
, he explained that the track was a last-minute addition to the album, and at first it had a more mellow feel. When producer Butch Walker played Aronoff the song, it was just acoustic guitar, a click track, and a loop. "He brought it up on the console, and now I'm composing the drum part to this song, which sounded kind of acoustic-y and folk-y," Aronoff said. "I said, 'Butch, I always look at myself as a drummer as an actor in a movie: What is my role?
' So I asked Butch, 'What kind of a song are we doing here?' He said, 'I want this song to rock harder than anything she's ever done.' But the song doesn't sound like that – it was just acoustic guitar and him singing. So, I pictured myself in a stadium playing with Zeppelin or the Foo Fighters or somebody big, and I come up with this drum part and they literally build the entire song around the drums.
Now, a million things could have gone wrong, but the song became a hit and was the first single on her record. She had already finished her record, but this happened many times with artists, where you finish the record, and they're feeling like they haven't gotten enough hits. Avril did that, and this song ended up being the golden gem that she had hoped she would have. And the fact that it did so well is like a miracle."