The song is inspired by the cranberry juice drink that James would take in to his mother Sue whilst she was in hospital undergoing treatment for cancer, eventually dying from the disease. It also featured the first recorded lyric written by James. Drummer Sean Moore played a trumpetsolo on the song. The CD included "Groundhog Days", "Just A Kid", and an "Ocean Spray" video, whereas the cassette had "Little Trolls".
The song reached number 15 in the UK Singles Chart on 16 June 2001 and a performance was recorded for that week's Top of the Pops. However it wasn't aired (possibly due to lower charting position than had been expected) but a short clip of the performance was still shown (without sound) in the show's top 20 countdown that week. The full performance was however finally shown in full several years later on an episode of Top of the Pops 2.