This is a track from British pop singer and X-Factor judge Cheryl Cole's second album, Messy Little Raindrops. The song features Gym Class Heroes singer Travie McCoy, who told the Daily Star: "It was fun. I love the song, it came out great. It was one of those email situations. We are both so busy, so it was too tough for me to get over there and record it in the flesh. But it's cool. I do the second verse. I rap/sing."
The song was co-written and produced by British electronic musician Starsmith, who has also worked with Ellie Goulding, Kylie Minogue and Diana Vickers. He told the X-Factor Magazine that the tune reflects the techno influences of Messy Little Raindrops. He explained: "The song I wrote has a 90s house feel. It's fun and makes you want to get up and dance on the table. They told me the type of thing they wanted and we did it, because obviously you can't have an R&B song on a techno album."
He added: "We really enjoyed making it. We got to the point where it was like, 'If Cheryl doesn't like it, it doesn't matter', because we were having so much fun with it. But she liked it, and that was really gratifying."
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