I Blame Coco is the musical alter ego of one Eliot Pauline Sumner, also known by her nickname, Coco. She is the daughter of a musician you may have heard of called Sting. In 2008 she signed with Island Records, and after sending time writing and recording in Sweden she released this debut single on February 1, 2010.
Coco explained to The Daily Telegraph February 1, 2010 that she wrote this song to annoy Island Records, who kept pressing her to write a pop hit. "It's just rubbish," she snorted. "It's got this political anti-regime thing but it's full of nonsense lyrics and I was kind of taking the p--- out of pop. When they said they really liked it, I thought they were joking. It was a weird feeling, half a kick in the teeth and half a validation. But, you know, that was another moment when I thought I can actually do this. I can write rubbish – and they still like it!"
David Bowie's "Space Oddity" tells the story of an astronaut who cuts off communication and floats into space. The BBC used it extensively in their coverage of the 1969 moon landing - an odd choice considering the lyrics.