This rocker was written by R&B singer-songwriter Alice Smith with Rebecca Jordan and Reginald "Syience" Perry and originally recorded by Smith for her 2013 album She. Prince covered the track during a late night jam with his rock band 3rdEyeGirl at the Purple's One's Paisley Park Studios.
Prince performed this song as part of a eight minute medley when he took the stage during the November 1, 2014 episode of Saturday Night Live. The song's lyric video contains shots from the Minneapolis maestro's appearance on the show.
Dido helped shut down a Neo-Nazi Web site after learning it was using "White Flag" to promote its hateful messages. Owners of the site had misinterpreted the track as racist and thought they represented their white supremacy views.
It really was so easy for Linda Ronstadt to score a hit with her Buddy Holly cover of "It's So Easy." She would sometimes change the lyric to: "It's so easy to have a hit, all you have to do is recycle it."