This song was written by Denny Randell and Sandy Linzer, who are the same guys who brought us "A Lover's Concerto
" by The Toys. Once again, they used elements of classical music and gave it a title to reflect that, although this one is subtitled with a phrase that's in the lyrics. In our interview with Denny Randell
, he explained: "Although the melody I wrote there was totally original, I purposely gave it a classical feel. And again, the title for 'Opus 17' does not actually appear in the song. It's more of the way they titled classical pieces. But in this case, because I wanted to play up the hook, you know, 'don't worry about me.' I also put that in as a secondary title, so it's 'Opus 17, Don't Worry About Me.'"