This song has a jab at the English pop singer Rick Astley
, whose surname Lowe rhymes with "ghastly." Lowe commented to Mojo
April 2009: "They love that song in America. Whenever I start doing it in my solo shows, you can feel the anticipation - they roll in the aisles like the Smash potato robots! (Characters in Smash Instant Mash adverts). You think, 'Blimey, it's not actually that funny,' but it absolutely kills them. I'm sure he's ever such a nice bloke and bear him no ill-will. I really do feel bad whenever I sing the line!"