Metronomy frontman Joe Mount recalled to NME: "I remember sitting down and playing the end section of this song over and over again. At that point I had no idea how it would actually become a track, I just enjoyed playing the part. I have about six or so versions of how it could have panned out, as it is, it's my most Billy Joel moment."
In Gary Numan's "Cars," the message is that cars lead to a mechanical society devoid of personal interaction. This didn't stop automakers from using it in commercials. Both Nissan and Oldsmobile have used it in ads.