Croll told The Sun that the title track of his debut album was inspired by his grandmother and her developing dementia. He explained: "Disarray for me sums up the chaos of my family having to deal with it, mentally, emotionally and financially. The 'sweet' part sums up how even though it was such a hard time with so much chaos it's brought the family together. In the verses, I wanted to keep the intimate and stripped back. In the choruses I wanted it to open up to this thick, multitracked, harmonised choir."
Will.I.am, literally dreamt up "I Gotta Feelin'." Said the Black Eyed Pea: "Have you ever had a dream where there's a melody in your dream? I'll wake up out of my sleep and record that! 'I Gotta Feelin' was one of those songs."
Phil Oakey recorded his vocals for "Don't You Want Me" in the studio bathroom. The recording was disrupted by guitarist Jo Callis reaching through an open window from outside to repeatedly flush one of the toilets.
The song "Sadeness" by Enigma (the one with the chanting monks), got its name from the French novelist Marquis de Sade, who believed sex had to be painful in order to be pleasurable - thus the word "sadism."