When Eddie Van Halen originally wrote the song a year before the album was released, he did not consider it good enough to show his bandmates. Eddie would also say it was supposed to be a punk rock parody, "a stupid thing to us, just two chords. It didn’t end up sounding punk, but that was the intention." The guitar solo was doubled in overdubs with an electric sitar.
This song is also one of the few David Lee Roth-era songs that onetime replacement Sammy Hagar was willing to sing in concert when he joined the band in the mid-'80s.