Robyn told the Metro newspaper October 25, 2007 about this song: "It's a fun song about any guy who thinks he's really cool but really isn't and I've got to tell him. There are a lot of rubbish men throughout the world but that doesn't mean every man is bad. The song applies to both romantic situations and also professional ones. There are a lot of men in the music industry that this song could apply to."
The song was criticized by the UK music press for including the word "Izan," which is "Nazi" backwards, in the chorus.
Some of Robyn's label executives wanted her to re-shoot the song's music clip. "When I did the video for 'Handle Me,'" she told The Guardian, "I had quite strong eyebrows, which now isn't a weird thing at all – everybody has eyebrows – but back then it was, like, considered being super unsexy, and I remember my American label wanting me to redo the video." Robyn refused.
The Isley Brother's song, "Contagious," peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100. This meant that the band of brothers became the first group to score a Top 50 hit in six consecutive decades on the chart.
Ariana Grande's collaboration with Zedd, "Break Free" came about after the Russian-German producer overheard Grande performing at a label showcase while he was backstage, and he mentioned to his team that he wanted to work with her.