The Salaam Remi-produced track contains a John Lennon influenced piano melody. Ne-Yo added 'Maddie's Song' to the title after an incident when his new born daughter, Madilyn Grace, refused to stop crying after being brought home from the hospital. However she became quiet when this song was played.
New Order took the title for "Blue Monday" from an illustration, which read "Goodbye Blue Monday," in the Kurt Vonnegut book Breakfast Of Champions. The image referred to the invention of the washing machine improving housewives' lives.