Robbie Williams opens his ninth studio album Take The Crown with this cut. Speaking about the song in a video uploaded to his official YouTube channel, Williams said: "It became a song of empowerment for me [because] my career's gone [to] a few weird places over the last few years."
He added, regarding the song's theme: "'I came for your money and I came for your girlfriend... I'm taking both and I'm leaving. While I do it, I'm going to do it with panache and I'm gonna be a boy' - that's what the song's about."
Williams Robbie was influenced by his new responsibilities of becoming a father. He told The Sun regarding his baby girl, Theodora: "I know it's very natural to keep saying, ' It's a miracle, she's a f----- miracle' but she is. When Ayda was first pregnant we' d have a week of me saying, ' I didn't want this. You f------ wanted this.' But was me just being scared. There have been times when I've wanted to run off. I will admit that. I started to think, ' I'm not old enough for this and I'm still a kid myself' but I work it out."
"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.
Phil Oakey recorded his vocals for "Don't You Want Me" in the studio bathroom. The recording was disrupted by guitarist Jo Callis reaching through an open window from outside to repeatedly flush one of the toilets.