Guitarist Brace Paine explained to Spin magazine: "The end of the world is supposed to happen on December 21, 2012 - there's supposed to be some massive collision with an asteroid. The song is a sort of a nod to that concept. You know, I heard Lil Wayne is having a 2012 party."
Vocalist Beth Ditto (from the NME June 27, 2009): "It's about how we think we're invincible but we're not. We treat life like we're invincible, but actually we're really vulnerable - especially to each other."
"Crank That (Soulja Boy)" was the most successful digital track of 2007 in the US with 2,909,000 downloads. On January 6, 2008 it became the first song ever to sell 3 million digital copies in the States.
Geffen Records made history on June 27, 1994 when Aerosmith's "Head First" became the first major label song made available for exclusive digital download. Download speeds at the time were so slow it took around 75 minutes to download the track.