This is the 4th single from American rock band The All-American Rejects third studio album, When The World Comes Down. It was the first song they wrote for the album, so they spent a lot of time refining it. At one point, lead singer Tyson Ritter rewrote an entire verse.
The song first appeared in the 2008 romantic comedy The House Bunny. Lead singer Tyson Ritter played the character Colby in the movie.
The song's music video was directed by Paul Hunter (Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Eminem, Britney Spears). Ritter told Rolling Stone about the clip: "This video is crazy. The premise is there's been a party that's been going on for days and days and days, and in walks this little vixen with this alpha-male. So she walks in, and throughout the video, it's this sort-of give and take of memories we've had in the past juxtaposed with this trick that we do with these camera phones."
The blond-haired vixen was played by actress Julianna Guill, who is best known for her role as Bree in the horror movie reboot of Friday the 13th.
Bruce Springsteen wrote "Blinded By The Light," which was a #1 hit for Manfred Mann's Earth Band. The "Madman Drummers" line is a reference to Springsteen's first E-Street drummer, Vinnie "Mad dog" Lopez.