This Three track finds Sarah Barthel singing sad lyrics over a sparse EDM-meets-piano instrumental. "'Cruel World' was one of the first songs we wrote for Three," she told Complex. "It set the tone for the album in a huge way for us. The overall message is about how tragic life can be at times - how the world can bring you down... but you have to try to find the beauty in it sometimes."
There was a rumor in the Soviet Union that The Beatles had secretly visited the U.S.S.R. and given a private concert for the children of top Communist party members. They believed the song "Back In The U.S.S.R." was written because of the concert. Actually, some fans still believe so.
Bruce Springsteen wrote "Blinded By The Light," which was a #1 hit for Manfred Mann's Earth Band. The "Madman Drummers" line is a reference to Springsteen's first E-Street drummer, Vinnie "Mad dog" Lopez.
The TV show Cheers was nearly canceled after its first season, but the theme song, "Where Everybody Knows Your Name," was very popular. To satisfy viewer demand, the theme was made into a full song and released as a single.