British Hip-Hop duo Rizzle Kicks' third single from their debut album Stereo Typical finds them looking back at their pre-adolescent hopes and dreams. The duo reminisce about a time when they wanted to be firemen and fly around the world before mourning their vanished ambitions. The song was released on October 23, 2011 as a digital download in the United Kingdom.
This samples The Clash's "Revolution Rock," a track from the punk rockers 1979 album, London Calling.
The music video features British musician Ed Sheeran throwing shoes at the Rizzle Kicks pair.
The song is about the loss of ambition as you get older. Jordan "Rizzle" suffers from attention deficit hyperactive disorder and he admitted to The Sun: "When I was younger I had a real thirst for knowledge and I was really bright. I found it hard to concentrate when I was a kid. I used to do all kind of s--t. I entered writing competitions, art competitions, I joined the young historians group. I didn't give a f--k. Then you get older and your horizons get narrower. The upbeat production masks the fact that it's quite a depressing song."
"The Night Chicago Died" was written and recorded by the British group Paper Lace. They talk about Al Capone in the song, but got a lot of details wrong - understandable since they wrote it based on gangster movies.
Carla Thomas became the first woman to achieve a Top 10 hit on the Hot 100 with a song she wrote herself when "Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)" reached the chart's top tier in 1961. Thomas was just 16-years-old when she penned it.