This song is a blend of two different styles: Mariachi and reggae. It started as a reggae riff, and vocalist Dexter Holland told Spinner that after "a little drum" was added to it, "we were bopping our heads, and we let the thing roll." The band kept going back to the song and eventually decided, "it would be really interesting to have Mariachi in there."
Guitarist Noodles added: "It was really hard to get those two musical styles to blend, but once we figured out how to get them to fit right with each other, it was great. Reggae is usually sitting on the beach kind of vibe. This song has some menace to it."
Holland explained the track's meaning to Spinner: "The song talks about how Orange County can be a dangerous place. I've lived here my whole life, and I've commuted up to LA so I've definitely been through the bad neighborhoods daily. It's dangerous, but it's fun at the same time."
Jimi Hendrix opened for The Monkees on their 1967 tour, and it did not go well. The young, mostly female crowd shouted "Davy" when Hendrix sang the word "Lady" in "Foxy Lady" in honor of who they came to see: Monkees lead singer Davy Jones.
There aren't many songs with a scientist as the main character, but Coldplay's "The Scientist" is one of their biggest hits. The guy in the song is brilliant, but despondent because he's lost his girl after neglecting her for his work.
Robin Thicke and his mom, Gloria Loring are the first the first ever mother-and-son to have both tallied top 10 singles on the Hot 100 as solo artists or duos. Loring reached #2 with Carl Anderson in 1986 with "Friends and Lovers" and Thicke topped the chart in 2013 with "Blurred Lines."