In 2021, the pop star Olivia Rodrigo released a song called "Brutal
" with a very similar guitar riff. When social media users brought this up, Costello chimed in with his thoughts, posting, ""This is fine by me. It's how rock & roll works. You take the broken pieces of another thrill and make a brand new toy. That's what I did."
Costello, showing impressive mastery of hashtags for a man in his 60s, added #SubterraneanHomesickblues and #TooMuchMonkeyBusiness, references to two songs that influenced him: Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues
" and Chuck Berry's "Too Much Monkey Business