Bassist and lyricist Pete Wentz told Kerrang! that with this song he "figured out how to write something that felt like the future of old Fall Out Boy," something the band have never quite nailed before.
Pete Wentz said on this track he was "thinking of the secret order kids, the fobrock messageboard kids, lj kids, the ones from the very beginning on this one... my favorites always feel a bit off and out of place - maybe that's why I love you so."
This is a cut from Fall Out Boy's sixth studio album, American Beauty/American Psycho. In 2015, the same year it was released, a remix album dropped with a guest rapper on each track. ILoveMakonnen showed up on "Favorite Record."
Bruce Springsteen wrote "Blinded By The Light," which was a #1 hit for Manfred Mann's Earth Band. The "Madman Drummers" line is a reference to Springsteen's first E-Street drummer, Vinnie "Mad dog" Lopez.