Karen Orzolek, who records under the name of Karen O, is the vocalist for the New York art rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs. This is a single taken from the soundtrack of the Spike Jonze children's film, Where The Wild Things Are. Orzolek scored the film for Jonze, whom she once dated, under the name Karen O And The Kids.
On this song an untrained chorus of children accompanies Orzolek.
This song featured on an advert aimed to combat obesity in American youngsters. The 'Did You Play Today?' commercial was sanctioned by the US Department Of Health And Human Services.
Orzolek's Yeah Yeah Yeahs bandmates Brian Chase and Nick Zinner, Deerhunters' Bradford Cox, Liars' Aaron Hemphill and Dean Fertita and Jack Lawrence from the Raconteurs all contributed to the film's soundtrack. Orzolek told MTV News: "The first film footage we got was roughs before they even assembled. I had friends of mine from rock bands with me, and we'd watch the footage and we came up with the music for a really rough version of the film. It was a fairly unconventional way to do that."
Orzolek told Rolling Stone regarding the soundtrack: "My job was to come up with simple, childlike melodies reminiscent of hooks of great old pop songs that you can't shake."
"Islands in the Stream" was originally written by The Bee Gees as an R&B song. It was originally written by the brothers for Marvin Gaye, however it was recorded instead as a duet by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton with the Gibb Brothers also contributing vocals.
Taylor Swift's “Shake It Off” was inspired by how she'd learned to deal with all the false rumors that circulated about her. "The only thing we can control is our reaction to that ,” said Swift. "You can either let it get to you … [or] you just shake it off."
Lily Allen wrote "Something's Not Right" for the soundtrack of the Peter Pan prequel, Pan. The song was inspired by the heartache that Allen experienced after suffering a miscarriage when she was six months pregnant with her first child by husband Sam Cooper in 2010.