Lead singer Jay Kay wrote this song about his ex-girlfriend Denise Van Outen, a British actress and dancer, after their breakup. Rumors of cheating swirled on both sides, but Jay Kay insisted the parting was amicable ... "whenever Denise wants it to be," that is.
"['Little L'] encompasses one day of my relationship with Denise. Not the whole thing. 'You make me love you with a little L, I can't understand what you want from me.' Which is what it was like with Den," Jay Kay explained to Esquire.
"With Den it seemed like I couldn't do any right. She's a great girl, but you've got to hunt for what you really want, and we had slightly conflicting ideas about what that was. I'm a real long term guy. I really wanna be with someone to love them and have kids with them. Marriage, just because everyone else is doing it, does not come first. You don't need to marry me, 'cos you can have me, all of me. I've got so much love to give, to the right woman. And I don't think I'm a bad lad really ... It's not about buying rings; it's about offering love and being treated like the guy I really am, and that didn't really materialize."
This song was featured in the 2002 romantic comedy The Sweetest Thing, starring Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate and Selma Blair. It was also used in the 2010 romantic comedy The Switch, starring Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston.