This features Joss Stone on vocals. Randy Jackson, who is a judge on American Idol, explained to Reality Rocks why he chose the British singer for this track: "Well, basically I have a lot of friends because I've been in the business a long time and worked with a lot of people. I thought as I wrote songs along the way, who would sound best on each song? The Joss Stone song came about because it was a very different thing for her, almost more of a hip-hop thing for her."
Until December 5, 1998, a song had to be issued as a single to make the Hot 100. Aaliyah's "Try Again" was the first tune to top the chart based on airplay alone, without any sales figures being included.
"Piano Man" was inspired by Billy Joel's time playing at a piano bar in Los Angeles. The "real estate novelist" was a guy who always talked about writing a book, but spent all his spare time in the bar.