This was the lead single from Temporary Pleasure, the second album from the English production and remix duo, Simian Mobile Disco.
This song features Chris Keating, the frontman for the Brooklyn indie band Yeasayer. On this surreal song of unrequited love, the protagonist is a grasping materialist who can't get the girl, despite owning a "grape Kool-aid-filled swimming pool." James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco told the Independent August 21, 2009 that Keating's contribution surprised the duo. He admitted: "I've been to a few of their gigs and like their records, so wasn't expecting that. 'Going for a creepy 'N Sync vibe' was his quote. We had to send it back and forth a few times before we got our heads round it."
The video for Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" pays homage to the classic 1995 film Clueless with the rapper playing Cher and featured singer Charli XCX portraying Tai. It was filmed at some of the same locations used in the movie.
The lyrics for "Mary, Did You Know?" were written by Christian singer and comedian Mark Lowry, after his pastor asked him to write a Christmas musical for their church. Southern gospel musician Buddy Greene later added music to his words.