While recording in New Orleans, Karen O's husband Barbaby Clay sent the singer a list of 'Top 50 songs written about New York City.' Karen told NME: "He was like 'you gotta write one.' I wrote this track, which is a love song set on the most New York City thing there is - the metro system."
The only previous song about the Big Apple that the Yeah Yeah Yeah's had recorded was a B-side called "Yeah, New York."
This languidly yearning song utilizes the clanging sound of a train shunting along the subway tracks as an appropriate source of percussion.
Karen O took up bass during the recording of Mosquito and that's her playing the song's swampy riffs.
Country star Slim Whitman's version of the 1920s song "Rose Marie" spent 11 consecutive weeks at #1 in the UK in 1955, a record until 1991 when Bryan Adams’ "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" spent 16 weeks at the top.
"Won't Get Fooled Again" by The Who is about a revolution, but it doesn't have a happy ending, since in the end the new regime becomes just like the old one. Pete Townshend thought that whoever was in power was destined to become corrupt.