This song features trumpet played by Dirty Pretty Things guitarist Anthony Rossomando. "I texted Carl Barat because he plays trumpet on The Libertines' second album," vocalist Ryan Jarman explained to NME, "He said he couldn't do it that night but he said, 'Anthony's a better trumpet player so I'll send him down.' All he charged us was a Chinese. We got him a sweet and sour chicken."
It really was so easy for Linda Ronstadt to score a hit with her Buddy Holly cover of "It's So Easy." She would sometimes change the lyric to: "It's so easy to have a hit, all you have to do is recycle it."