This song finds Uncle Kracker duetting with Sonia Leigh, a singer-songwriter on Zac Brown Band's Southern Ground Records label. Kracker was eager to recruit the songstress for Midnight Special after touring with her. He told Billboard magazine: "I toured with her for a few months, and by the end of it, I told her 'I need to get you on this record,' and we decided that would be the song."
Lily Allen wrote "Something's Not Right" for the soundtrack of the Peter Pan prequel, Pan. The song was inspired by the heartache that Allen experienced after suffering a miscarriage when she was six months pregnant with her first child by husband Sam Cooper in 2010.
"(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" was written by Nick Lowe in 1974. The original version with his group Brinsley Schwarz was kind of somber, but Elvis Costello made it a classic with his 1978 uptempo take.