This is the first single from Studio Zoo, the fourth studio album by British singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner. He explained the song's meaning to The Daily Telegraph: "It's about battling on even when you know you're on the back foot," Faulkner said. "You go through ups and downs and it's about being in a down but being ok with it, because you know there must be an up on the way... hopefully."
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.
"The Night Chicago Died" was written and recorded by the British group Paper Lace. They talk about Al Capone in the song, but got a lot of details wrong - understandable since they wrote it based on gangster movies.