Many Status Quo songs, especially the ones written by Francis Rossi, feature women - often heartbreakers. "Claudie" was a name Rossi and Bob Young made up to fit the melody, but she was based on real people. In our interview with Rossi
, he explained: "In my mind it was my ex-wife, and in Bob's mind, it was his wife. And in the middle ground here is this relationship between two people who we imagined as just two people."