Pharrell likened the track to David Bowie's classic mid-'80s cut with Mick Jagger,"Dancing In The Street
." "'Lose Yourself To Dance' makes me feel like walking down the street in the middle of the night in London and it's 1984, 1985," he told Vibe
magazine. "I don't hear '70s in that at all. For me, it doesn't sound at all like a Bowie record, but I feel like David Bowie would have loved that record. He could actually sing it."