Like a number of other tracks on the Killer on the Rampage album, this song carried a subtle political message, in this instance about Britain being a land of class and color divisions. Grant explained to the Daily Telegraph June 27, 2008: "I Don't Wanna Dance can mean that you don't want to go out on the dancefloor, or it could mean that you don't want to go along with an idea. That's how I try to write: you take it how you want, but I am basically a writer of protest."
This was Grant's only UK #1 as a solo artist. He'd previously topped the charts in 1968, when he was a member of the Equals, with "Baby Come Back."
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."
The bedrock of David Guetta's Nicki Minaj-featuring single "Hey Mama" is a sample of "Rosie," a 1940s prison recording from folk archivist Alan Lomax that songwriter Esther Dean first showed the French DJ on YouTube.
"Come Dancing" by The Kinks was inspired by the older sister of Ray Davies, who would make guys take her out dancing and spend their money on her, only to send them home frustrated with just a peck on the cheek.