In an In The Studio report singer Austin Winkler told Blender magazine that this song "is kind of AC/DC, but a little more melodic - one of those could-be-about-a-girl or could-be-about-a-car songs. If NASCAR doesn't end up using it, they're stupid."
This features Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars. Hinder explained in a statement: "Mick Mars was all for working with us, and being huge Mötley Crüe fans we jumped at the opportunity. We took the song to him, and he killed it! He heard the final version and said, 'It was a beautiful thing.' We went to his house, and it was like the Batcave – nothing but guitars and amps. He is a vampire and so are all of us. It was an honor!"
"Crank That (Soulja Boy)" was the most successful digital track of 2007 in the US with 2,909,000 downloads. On January 6, 2008 it became the first song ever to sell 3 million digital copies in the States.