This was the first song to be released from Pop-Rock band Hot Chelle Rae's sophomore album. The band wrote the track in early 2011. "On this next album, we have some material that's a little bit more of a throwback, but this one felt like it was the right song at the right time," said frontman Ryan Follesé to Billboard magazine when the track was first made available.
While the song details Hot Chelle Rae being hooked on a girl they can't resist, the PR Brown-directed video set in Los Angeles follows each band member with a crush on the same blonde. However, each of the quartet have their pursuit thwarted by what appears to be a technical malfunction.
Mike Campbell from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers played the slide guitar on "Sixth Avenue Heartache." There is a connection here - Wallflowers lead singer Jakob's dad, Bob Dylan, played with Tom Petty in The Traveling Wilburys.