Hanson open their Anthem album with this song, which Taylor Hanson described to The Idolator as being "like the pregame [track] that gets people kind of going before an activity."
The song has been used by Fox Sports during their basketball coverage as well as by the band's local Oklahoma City Thunder NBA team. Taylor Hanson told The Idolator: "We are huge Thunder fans, and I have to say Isaac is the biggest sports nerd. He can go down every stat. We love the Thunder. A couple of years ago, we made a connection with them because we're fans, and they asked us to sing the national anthem at a game. So we got to know the team a little bit. When we put out this record, we just stayed in communication with the team, and they were looking for music. And 'Fired Up' just seemed [to fit] the energy of the season."
Pete Townshend never had a #1 UK hit with The Who or as a solo artist, but he did produce and play on a song that hit the top spot there: "Something In The Air" by Thunderclap Newman, a group he assembled.