This is a reworking of a 1979 Supertramp song called "Breakfast In America
." In the original song the "ba-ba-da-da" appears at the end. "Breakfast In America" was also sung as a pop song instead of the rap style used by Gym Class Heroes. The group's drummer Matt McGinley
told Songfacts in a 2011 interview: "That song was kind of an accident that it even happened. We wrote it in our old bass player's (Eric Roberts) bedroom one afternoon, and it was really unintentional. We were just going to rehearse for our show. We didn't sit down and say, 'Okay, let's write a song.' That song just sort of happened.
Our friend Sie One had the Supertramp Breakfast in America
record. And so he put that on and he would play that line, 'Take a look at my girlfriend, she's the only one I got.' Then drop it, and we would try to keep playing. So we wrote our own verses and our own bridge and stuff, and every time the chorus would come around we would just drop that as the chorus. So that song happened really, really quickly. And then we went and recorded it for under $300 in probably three or four hours. And we've been writing our latest album for two years."