This was Aztec Camera's attempt to do a Joy Division-type song. Frontman Raddy Frame explained to Q magazine: "The first time we got to play it was in 1980 on the day that (Joy Division vocalist) Ian Curtis died. We sent a demo to The Teardrop Explodes' label (Zoo Records) and we ended up supporting them. It was Julian (Cope) who broke the news about Ian Curtis. We were in shock."
Walk The Moon vocalist Nicholas Petricca got the idea for "Shut Up and Dance" when he and his girlfriend were taking forever to get drinks at a Los Angeles club bar. Petricca was getting frustrated, so his girlfriend told him to, "Shut up and dance with me!'"
Kid Rock's "All Summer Long" is a mashup of "Werewolves Of London" and "Sweet Home Alabama." The album it came from was released in October, 2007, but they held off until summer, 2008 for a more seasonable release.
"Feel It Still" by Portugal. The Man deals with lead singer John Gourley becoming a "rebel just for kicks" after having a daughter and settling down. "It's hard to be a punk when you're thinking about your baby daughter at home," he says.