The composer Paul Joyce was originally in a band called Sense who had a hit single in France called "Jamie." In 1989 he turned his attention to writing and performing music for television and he has written theme tunes for many British TV programs. He recalls in 1000 UK #1 Hits
by Jon Kutner and Spencer Leigh, "I wrote the song quite quickly as I was well briefed about what the producers were looking for. The phrase 'Can we fix it' was already established in the script so the challenge was to use it in the song in a way that would be both strong and appeal to kids and adults alike."
The song's vocalist Neil Morrissey explains in the same publication, "We had the biggest selling single of the year 2000, which is a nice thing to get, and we were up against all kinds of people. We knocked Eminem off the #1 spot and stopped Westlife matching a Beatles record of 8 straight #1s."