"Backlash" was the label's first choice for a single, but the resulting 1-track CD was only available as a promotional item sent to DJs. "Don't Surrender" was released in the US as a CD single accompanied by a remix ("The Most Excellent Mix") and the non-LP track "Misunderstood". "Wait For Me", a song Jett wrote when she was just 16, was a cover of The Runaways' version from their 1977 album Waitin' For The Night. "I Want You" was a revised version of a song from 1979 that Joan and Kenny Laguna had written for a movie Jett was set to star in. The original lyrics (which can be heard on the fan-club only CD 1979) were nihilistic and raw, whereas the version heard on Notorious was politically correct.