Common Dreads was produced by Andy Gray (Korn, U2). He also was the co-writer of The Big Brother TV theme music.
Vocalist Rou Reynolds told Kerrang! May 2, 2009: "This is probably the dance-iest song on the album. I remember when we were recording with Andy Gray - who has roots in dance music - he was really excited to do this song."
Country star Slim Whitman's version of the 1920s song "Rose Marie" spent 11 consecutive weeks at #1 in the UK in 1955, a record until 1991 when Bryan Adams’ "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" spent 16 weeks at the top.