Thomas Rhett grew up in the music industry by means of his singer-songwriter father Rhett Akins, and this cut describes his life so far. He explained: "This song came about when I was scheduled to go in and write with the Warren Brothers. They came and said, 'we have the perfect song for you. It's called All American Middle Class White Boy.' They had the music and lyrics and just asked me questions to finish the song. It's funny to see how a song that I did not even start writing describes my entire life."
David Bowie's "Space Oddity" tells the story of an astronaut who cuts off communication and floats into space. The BBC used it extensively in their coverage of the 1969 moon landing - an odd choice considering the lyrics.
"Pretty In Pink" by Psychedelic Furs was released in 1981. Five years later, it inspired a movie of the same name starring Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy and Jon Cryer. The song was remixed for the re-release to have more Pop appeal.