The album title Songs in A&E appears to have been inspired by a spell in intensive care Spiritualized's Jason Pierce experienced after a bout of double pneumonia. However, he explained to the London Times May 16, 2008 that this was not his original intention: "The original idea was to write songs about a family that wasn't mine 'The Waves Crash In' is about an old man, full of pride and regret, saying goodbye to his daughter as she leaves home. I thought if I wrote with characters in mind I could get away from myself. But then I got out of hospital and returned to these songs and it really did sound like the whole thing had been predicted. So the songs were about me in an odd way; a way I hadn't envisaged."
Elvis Presley's "A Little Less Conversation" was just a minor hit when it was released in 1968, but a 2002 remix made the song a global smash, taking it to #1 in a number of countries, including Australia and the UK.