In this song, Natasha Bedingfield plays the assertive type, telling a guy she's into exactly how she feels about him. He digs her too, but has trouble expressing it, stumbling all over his words, which Bedingfield finds endearing.
In a Songfacts interview with Peiken, she listed as one of her songs with a very distinct point of view. "It's a song about just being so into somebody, knowing they're into you, and they're just stumbling over their own feelings," she said. "I never heard that written with the girl calling out the guy for stumbling on the words all the time."
This song appeared on US copies of Bedingfield's debut album, Unwritten; it's the only track she doesn't have a songwriting credit on.
The song's producer, Greg Wells, played all the instruments on this track except the cello, which was played by David Low.
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."
Eddie Vedder often changes the words when he sings "Yellow Ledbetter." The basic story is about a guy whose brother dies in the first Gulf War. Apparently, bad news in the army is given in yellow envelopes.
Holland-Dozier-Holland originally wrote "Where Did Our Love Go" with The Marvelettes in mind, but they turned it down. Marvelettes lead singer Gladys Horton sang in a lower key than Diana Ross, so when The Supremes came to record the tune, Ross was forced to sing in a lower, breathier style than she was used to.