Nick Littlemore of Empire of the Sun explained to The Sunday Times February 1, 2009 that this song, "is about an incredibly depressing period of my life that I was lucky enough to survive and turn into a song." He added: "It's about those terrible days that you can have. But the best thing about terrible days is being able to turn them into something positive."
Until December 5, 1998, a song had to be issued as a single to make the Hot 100. Aaliyah's "Try Again" was the first tune to top the chart based on airplay alone, without any sales figures being included.
The Naughty by Nature hit "O.P.P." doesn't have any curse words, but many oversensitive radio stations played a "clean" version with the word "kitten" edited out, surely the first time that word was censured.