This midlife crisis number finds the Manics pondering failure but refusing to be defeated. The song is a collaboration with Scritti Politti's Green Garside, whose sweet vocals act as a contrast with James Dean Bradfield's more raw voice. Bassist Nicky Wire told Q magazine he was an obvious choice for the tune: "Green was inspirational in so many ways," he said.
The song title is taken from a early 1940s self-portrait by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch.
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."
ABBA's Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson conceived "Dancing Queen" as a dance song with the working title "Boogaloo," drawing inspiration from the 1974 George McCrae disco hit "Rock Your Baby." Their manager Stig Anderson came up with the title "Dancing Queen."