Grant Nicholas told Kerrang! magazine June 21, 2008 how he wrote this soon after the tragic suicide of their drummer Jon Lee: "That song came very quickly (after Jon Lee's death). The words just came out, to a degree. It's only now, when I look back, that I can see exactly what I was writing about. There are definitely certain lines in that song that sum up exactly what I was going through."
This was released as a limited edition single in the UK, only available on the bands tour. All 3,000 copies quickly sold out. As it was only available to those who attended one of the band's gigs on their UK tour it qualified as the first ever download only single to appear on the BBC Radio 1 playlist.
Walk The Moon vocalist Nicholas Petricca got the idea for "Shut Up and Dance" when he and his girlfriend were taking forever to get drinks at a Los Angeles club bar. Petricca was getting frustrated, so his girlfriend told him to, "Shut up and dance with me!'"
"Whole Lotta Love" was Led Zeppelin's only US Top 10 hit, charting at #4. Many of their songs, including "Stairway To Heaven," were not released as singles, as it was considered bad form in England to make people pay for singles that were on albums.
In Gary Numan's "Cars," the message is that cars lead to a mechanical society devoid of personal interaction. This didn't stop automakers from using it in commercials. Both Nissan and Oldsmobile have used it in ads.
The lyrics for Lesley Gore's "It's My Party" were based on actual events relating to his daughter Judy's sweet 16 party. The teenager threw a tantrum and burst into tears when her mum and dad insisted that her grandparents had to be invited.