Frontman George Craig hooked up with classmates Mark Hayton (guitar), Dan Parkin (bass) Jack Sails (keyboards) and Sam Ford (drums) at school in North Yorkshire. He then took up a place in the sixth form at Ampleforth College, a Roman Catholic boarding school. However when One Night Only became the focus of a record label bidding war, he left the college to follow his dreams. Craig told the Daily Mail February 1, 2008 "This was written when I knew I was going to a new school. I was happy to be moving, but also panicking that I wouldn't be able to be in the band any more."
"Won't Get Fooled Again" by The Who is about a revolution, but it doesn't have a happy ending, since in the end the new regime becomes just like the old one. Pete Townshend thought that whoever was in power was destined to become corrupt.
Michael Jackson's "Liberian Girl" opens with the South African female singer Letta Mbulu saying the Swahili phrase "Naku penda piya-naku taka piya-mpenziwe." There was some geographic liberty here, as Swahili is not spoken in the West African nation of Liberia.