Texas rapper Dorrough penned this song whilst still a student at Prairie View University. He explained to Wordonthestreetsmag.com that the track was inspired by the P.V.U. party scene. Said Dorrough: "They have the sororities and the frats and the whole scene and that created that vibe. I was catering to that market at the time because of all the step shows. And I knew it would work there and if it could work there, it could work everywhere. And the women really took to it. They really made it poppin. It's praising a female."
Kacey Musgraves originally offered "Follow Your Arrow" to her friend Katy Perry. However, Perry thought Musgraves should record the song herself as it seemed, "like something that you would totally say."
Two tears roll down Sinead O'Connor's face. toward the end of the video for "Nothing Compares 2 U." They were shed because she associated the song's lyrics of love and loss with her mother, who was killed in a car accident in 1985.