This Trip-Hoppy song finds M.I.A. sampling the Weeknd's vocals from "Lonely Star," a track from the R&B singer-songwriter's mixtape Thursday. The Sri Lanka native told MTV News that she tapped his producer Doc McKinney to nail down the proper sound. "When I first heard ['Lonely Star'], I wanted to make a remix version but then the song grew," she said. "I sang on top of the song, but when I heard it back it didn't really make sense as a remix so it [became a] totally different concept, and then it grew into a full song."
M.I.A. reprises the song later on Matangi with an alternative version titled "Sexodus."
Arizona DJ Guy Zapoleon played UB40's "Red Red Wine" four years after it was released as part of a feature on songs that should have been hits. Listeners started requesting the tune and within weeks it was topping the Hot 100.