On October 10, 2009, Boyzone member Stephen Gately tragically died at the age of 33 of a pulmonary edema, or fluid in the lungs. This song, which features Gately's co-lead vocals, was released as the Irish band's first single since the loss of their bandmate and served as something of a tribute to him.
London-based singer-songwriter Mika wrote the song. It was originally meant to be Boyzone's comeback single after their 2007 reformation. However, Mika did not allow it but after Gately's death, he gave the all clear for it to be released as a tribute to the late singer. Mika said on the Boyzone website: "I was shocked and saddened when I hear about Stephen's passing, he touched so many people's lives both with his music and with his wonderful personality. It's an honour to hear him sing my song. I wish all the best to the rest of the boys. I'm proud of the song and proud of their version."
Originally a chart-topper for Steve Lawrence in 1962 chart-topper, "Go Away Little Girl," became the first song of the rock era to be taken to #1 by two different artists when Donny Osmond's cover version also reached the summit in 1971.