This ballad is the title track from British singer-songwriter Badly Drawn Boy's long player, Is There Nothing We Could Do?. The album features "music taken from and inspired by the motion picture The Fattest Man In Britain." The film was written by comedian Caroline Aherne about an obese man who becomes a living freakshow by attempting to maintain the title of Britain's largest guy.
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.