This song features Lifehouse bassist Bryce Soderberg's first lead vocal for the band. He told About.com's Bill Lamb that it was the band's normal vocalist Jason Wade who persuaded him to sing on the track. Said Soderberg: "It wasn't anything that was premeditated at all. We were jamming as a band in our rehearsal space. We were going to take a lunch break and during the break I showed Jason the songs I had been listening to from Canada, and we came back and we came up with this cool beat that was influenced by those bands. 'Wrecking Ball' was made."
"Jason was originally singing lead on it, and it was about to get swept under the rug," Soderberg continued. "The song wasn't going to make the record because our producer wasn't a fan of it. I was like, 'We gotta do 'Wrecking Ball,' we gotta do 'Wrecking Ball.'"
"Then Jason was like, 'Well, why don't you sing it?' I said, 'OK.' I sang it, and this was one of the songs that was lost in a sea of 35 tunes we had come up with," he added. "It wound up being one of the ones that stood out, and we put it on the record."
This was not Soderberg's first ever outing as a lead singer. Before joining Lifehouse in September 2004, Soderberg had been vocalist/songwriter for the independent L.A. band Tomorrow And Everyday After.