This steamy song was penned by Eli Young Band vocalist Mike Eli and guitarist James Young along with Jeremy Stover and Ross Copperman. The latter pair ended up being the producers on the Turn It On EP. Drummer Chris Thompson told Billboard magazine: "They came out on the road with us, and we had come off the stage from doing our show, and Ross had already recorded a demo on his computer. The sound was really interesting and really different."
"That was the catalyst for us choosing them to produce the EP," he added. "We really liked the sound that they were hearing for us. Then, when we started working together, they work so quickly, and we get others' musical references. It was a great process all around."
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.
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 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.