Thicke explained the song's meaning to VH1: "Nobody has really ever gotten in my way except myself," he said. "I don't think anyone can get in your way except you, because if somebody does, you just make a right turn and go your own way. I've always struggled with that type of self-confidence, but this song and a lot of other songs I have written have helped me get through those periods in my life."
Kacey Musgraves originally offered "Follow Your Arrow" to her friend Katy Perry. However, Perry thought Musgraves should record the song herself as it seemed, "like something that you would totally say."
"Whole Lotta Love" was Led Zeppelin's only US Top 10 hit, charting at #4. Many of their songs, including "Stairway To Heaven," were not released as singles, as it was considered bad form in England to make people pay for singles that were on albums.