This is a track from the self-titled debut solo album by producer and TV on the Radio guitarist Dave Sitek, recorded under the guise of Maximum Balloon. The song features David Byrne. Sitek explained to The Sun how he hooked up with the former Talking Heads frontman for this track: "A friend of mine who knows him said he would love the track and that was it. I'm like, 'How the hell did that happen?' I've worked with David Byrne and David Bowie which blows my mind, so I guess David Hasselhoff is the only David left to work with."
Byrne's lyrics for this song are not for the fainthearted. Sitek told The Guardian: "When I first heard what he'd done it blew my mind. Then it blew my mind all over again two weeks later when I realized what the lyrics are about. The song is f--king twisted. There's actually an old porno magazine from the '70s called Apartment Wrestling - it featured scantily clad girls grappling and having pillow fights with each other. Pretty far out."
The lyrics to "Heartbreak Hotel" were written by a steel guitar player who was once a dishwasher repairman. He was inspired by a newspaper story about a man who killed himself and left behind a note saying only, "I walk a lonely street."
George Harrison's 1971 song "Bangla Desh" was the first major charity single. It was part of a concert held to bring relief to the people of Bangladesh, who were fighting for independence and suffering from a famine.