When Kid Rock performed this meditation on the end of a relationship at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan on August 13, 2010 he introduced it as a "dark" relationship song that plays like a break-up tune.
During an interview with Billboard magazine the comment was made that this dark and somber song has a misleading title. Rock replied laughing: "Audrey Freed and Keith Gattis wrote that and we re-worked it, but it was really their baby. That's age, too. Back in my younger days if a girl really did me wrong and broke my heart I was 'f--k you. F--k you, and get your s--t and get out of my life.' Now I guess I'm a little wiser, maybe more confident in my own skin and it's, 'hey baby, rock on.'"
"Crank That (Soulja Boy)" was the most successful digital track of 2007 in the US with 2,909,000 downloads. On January 6, 2008 it became the first song ever to sell 3 million digital copies in the States.