Rise Against have never been afraid to provoke with their lyrics, and this song finds vocalist Tim McIlrath crying:
We can't feel the heat until you hold your hand over the flame You have to cross the line just to know where it lays You never know your worth until you take a hit And you won't find the beat until you lose yourself in it
McIlrath told Spin magazine: "For a band that has always been against popular opinion and been thrown into the world of popular music - it goes without saying our opinions will ruffle feathers."
"Come Dancing" by The Kinks was inspired by the older sister of Ray Davies, who would make guys take her out dancing and spend their money on her, only to send them home frustrated with just a peck on the cheek.
The Four Tops' "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" was written by the Motown team of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland. The phrase "Sugar pie, honey bunch" was something Dozier's grandfather used to say when he was a kid.
The bedrock of David Guetta's Nicki Minaj-featuring single "Hey Mama" is a sample of "Rosie," a 1940s prison recording from folk archivist Alan Lomax that songwriter Esther Dean first showed the French DJ on YouTube.