Several songs on LP1 were written by Stone about her boyfriend, whom she's known since schooldays when he was one of her brother's pals. She penned this song about the time she realized that she was falling for him. Said Stone to Mail On Sunday's You Magazine: "Sometimes everyone else can see what's happening but you're in denial and really are the last one to know. You're like, 'Go away from me. Go away!' But they just keep coming towards you like it's inevitable and there's nothing you can do."
Two tears roll down Sinead O'Connor's face. toward the end of the video for "Nothing Compares 2 U." They were shed because she associated the song's lyrics of love and loss with her mother, who was killed in a car accident in 1985.
Phil Oakey recorded his vocals for "Don't You Want Me" in the studio bathroom. The recording was disrupted by guitarist Jo Callis reaching through an open window from outside to repeatedly flush one of the toilets.
The bedrock of David Guetta's Nicki Minaj-featuring single "Hey Mama" is a sample of "Rosie," a 1940s prison recording from folk archivist Alan Lomax that songwriter Esther Dean first showed the French DJ on YouTube.