Michael Bublé penned this song with his musical director Alan Chang and Tom Jackson, who is the vocalist/guitarist of Chang's Los Angeles area rock band The Good Night.
Bublé explained to The Sunday Telegraph that the song was inspired by all the terrible things going on in the world: "Economic crisis, disasters, shootings," he said. "There's all of this darkness. But for the rest of us, if you can afford to download a track from a CD then you've got it easy."
Bublé admitted to The Sunday Telegraph that his record company hates this song as they feel it is too dark and it doesn't sound like him. "For me it's a thoughtful, personal, important song," he said. "I told the record company, 'If it doesn't get on the radio, you deal with it.' It's a polarising song. My mum hates it, my sisters love it."
Until December 5, 1998, a song had to be issued as a single to make the Hot 100. Aaliyah's "Try Again" was the first tune to top the chart based on airplay alone, without any sales figures being included.