This is the only track on My Dinosaur Life not produced by Blink-182's Mark Hoppus. Drummer Tony Thaxton explained to Alternative Press that the band "recorded a version with him, but when we went into record some acoustic tracks this past fall, [producer] Ed Ackerson had an idea for the song that he wanted us to try out. We thought maybe it would just be an alternate version of the song. Once we finished it, we all ended up liking it more than the original version. We had just enough time to change the record to swap out those tracks. I think some early promos of the record even have the original version on them."
"Crank That (Soulja Boy)" was the most successful digital track of 2007 in the US with 2,909,000 downloads. On January 6, 2008 it became the first song ever to sell 3 million digital copies in the States.
Geffen Records made history on June 27, 1994 when Aerosmith's "Head First" became the first major label song made available for exclusive digital download. Download speeds at the time were so slow it took around 75 minutes to download the track.