This was the first single for Crash Test Dummies. It took off in their native Canada, but made it only to #56 in America. Their next album, God Shuffled His Feet
, was their American breakthrough, thanks to the hit "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
It would seem the group would be embraced in their homeland after their successful debut, but they were not. "Canada, who loves to eat their own, decided our first record had done well enough and now it was time to undo all that," Brad Roberts told Songfacts
According to Roberts, it was an unfavorable review published in the Winnipeg Free Press
that turned the tide. When the album took off in America, the Canadian press got more accommodating.