This song came from McLachlan's emotional turmoil after separating from her husband of 11 years Ashwin Sood. She told Billboard magazine that this track is, "about that really uncertain, confusing place at the end of a relationship when there's no communication or closure, everything's still up in the air and there's a lot of anger and sadness. It's sort of that working through 'How do we move forward... with some dignity and grace."
This was co-written with McLachlan's longtime producer Pierre Marchand.
This was one of two new songs on McLachlan's greatest hits package, the other one, "Don't Give Up" also was about her separation from Sood.
The music video, which features the singer wearing a red dress and lying in the sand, is the sixth McLachlan promo directed by Sophie Muller, who is known for her work with Gwen Stefani and Pink.
The chorus of "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir" in "Lady Marmalade" is French for "Do you want to sleep with me tonight?" When Labelle performed it on television, they had to change it to "Voulez-vous danser avec moi ce soir" (Do you want to dance with me tonight?).
"Pretty In Pink" by Psychedelic Furs was released in 1981. Five years later, it inspired a movie of the same name starring Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy and Jon Cryer. The song was remixed for the re-release to have more Pop appeal.