Co-vocalist Alexis Taylor said of the song to Q magazine: "I had the comic idea of bringing together the high and the low for a weird meal on a special occasion. The rest of the song's a bit more sincere. But then we realized it sounded like someone's last meal before they get executed."
"You'd probably have a root beer with fried chicken, wouldn't you,?" he added "I would. If I ate chicken."
Country star Slim Whitman's version of the 1920s song "Rose Marie" spent 11 consecutive weeks at #1 in the UK in 1955, a record until 1991 when Bryan Adams’ "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" spent 16 weeks at the top.