This hard-hitting attack on racism with a seemingly innocent nursery rhyme tune started off as an attack on US President George W. Bush. Allen explained to The Sun January 30, 2009: "That song started about Bush but it's also about things like this (shows a photo on her Blackberry of neo-Nazi graffiti). That photo is exactly what that song is about. It was on a wall outside our tour bus. I was so pissed off. And I love to have that conflict of something sounding so sweet but actually being really quite dark."
The song has charted in some European countries under its original (and more radio-friendly) demo title "Guess Who Batman." The observant reader will have noted that the working title has the same initials as George W Bush.
Lily Allen joined Olivia Rodrigo during her 2022 set at Glastonbury to perform "F—k You." They repurposed the song to throw shade on the five US Supreme Court justices who a week previously voted to overturn Roe v. Wade. The original 1973 landmark decision ruled a state law that banned abortion was unconstitutional.
Sparky from London, United KingdomHilarious song from the lovely Miss Lily Allen. I like the unedited version but the edited version is just funny. [Yes there are references to the former US president G.W. Bush]
Casey from Glendale, AzAt first I thought it was about anti-gay people as well, but then again being anti-gay is NOT being racist..lol.
Claudia from Weslaco, Txi love this song its really good and it gets a message across
Lily from Los Angeles, Caoh, well, i guess that's because neo-nazis (and bush) also hate gay people..ok..
Lilyibanez from Los Angeles, Cai thought this was also about anti-gay people, because she says "so you say, it's not okay to be gay, well i think you're just evil.."
Brady from New Prague, MnLol, this song is hilarious. She makes really good points in the lyrics too. Awesome.
Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnThis song is just perfect. Lily combines frank lyrics with a child-like sound. Amazing!
There was a rumor in the Soviet Union that The Beatles had secretly visited the U.S.S.R. and given a private concert for the children of top Communist party members. They believed the song "Back In The U.S.S.R." was written because of the concert. Actually, some fans still believe so.
Movie director Michel Gondry played live drums on the Late Registration track, "Diamonds From Sierra Leone." The Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind filmmaker happened to be in the studio on a day when producer Jon Brion was setting up a drum kit