Pianist Tim Rice-Oxley said on Keane's website regarding this sparse track: "This was a bit of a breakthrough song for me, in that it's a break-up song that isn't about anger or even regret, but more about acceptance and trying to handle loss with a bit of grace and understanding. I don't think I've managed to articulate that before. I love the fact that we've kept it very simple and sparse and resisted the urge to 'go to town' with the recording of it."
Vocalist Tom Chaplin recalled that the first time he heard this heroic ballad, after Rice-Oxley sent it to him, he interpreted it as a bittersweet friendship song and wondered "if it was about me." "But then, that's a quality that Tim's best songs have," he added. "They feel personal to your situation, but then, when you take them out onto the road you realise that's how everyone feels."
When "Nothin' On You" reached #1 on the Hot 100, B.o.B became the first American act whose name is a palindrome to top the chart. The other two who did so prior to the Atlanta rapper were both Scandinavian groups - ABBA and A-Ha.
In The Beatles "When I'm 64," Paul McCartney asks a woman if she'll still be there for him when he's 64. In 2006, he got his answer when shortly before his 64th birthday, he and Heather Mills separated.