This down-and-dirty ode to desire was pivotal for Vaccines' Combat Sports album. Lead guitarist Freddie Cowan told Q magazine it's "about leaving a party, and your head's buzzing – behaving like it's strobe lights." He added that producer Ross Orton steered them towards turning it into "by far the heaviest song we've ever done."
"It was a good boundary to break," the guitarist concluded, "and we could then apply that mentality to everything else."
"The Night Chicago Died" was written and recorded by the British group Paper Lace. They talk about Al Capone in the song, but got a lot of details wrong - understandable since they wrote it based on gangster movies.
Until December 5, 1998, a song had to be issued as a single to make the Hot 100. Aaliyah's "Try Again" was the first tune to top the chart based on airplay alone, without any sales figures being included.