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.
New Order took the title for "Blue Monday" from an illustration, which read "Goodbye Blue Monday," in the Kurt Vonnegut book Breakfast Of Champions. The image referred to the invention of the washing machine improving housewives' lives.
Kid Rock's "All Summer Long" is a mashup of "Werewolves Of London" and "Sweet Home Alabama." The album it came from was released in October, 2007, but they held off until summer, 2008 for a more seasonable release.