New York-based indie rock group The Walkmen open their seventh studio album with this nostalgic acoustic track. "I always really liked the idea of doing [something] that's really small and intimate-sounding because we're always so big," frontman Hamilton Leithauser told Billboard magazine. "That song's really directly inspired by one of my favorite bands, the Fleetwoods, from the '50s."
This is one of four tracks on Heaven that features harmony vocals from Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold. "We toured with them last fall and really liked them as guys and really liked their band," Leithauser noted to Billboard magazine. "I really wanted someone else, another voice on the record, and none of our guys would really be willing to sing… Once you add his voice in there, it brings a whole new sound to the record."
"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.
The bedrock of David Guetta's Nicki Minaj-featuring single "Hey Mama" is a sample of "Rosie," a 1940s prison recording from folk archivist Alan Lomax that songwriter Esther Dean first showed the French DJ on YouTube.