Frontman Donald Cumming told The New Musical Express
January 10, 2009 that this was the first track the band recorded properly in the studio. The trio were inspired by the idea of white guys trying to make disco music. He explained: "Songs like "Emotional Rescue
," "Beast of Burden
," "D'ya Think I'm Sexy
" and "Love Is The Drug
" were mocked at the time they came out, but they were so good. So, 'Rich Girls' is our attempt at doing that. When our A&R guy heard it, he did a robot dance around the room."