“Times Like These” is the second single released from the Foo Fighters’ fourth album One by One. It was released on two main discs in 2003. The song is sometimes listed by its full original title, “Times Like These (One-Way Motorway)”.
The lyrics discuss how Dave Grohl felt “like I wasn’t entirely myself” during the three month hiatus the Foo Fighters entered following the tense and unsatisfying first recording sessions for One by One, as well as his uncertaintity about the future of the band.The lyric “I’m a new day rising” is a reference to the album New Day Rising by Hüsker Dü, one of Grohl’s favorite groups.
“Times Like These” is in D mixolydian mode and the section that begins at 0:13 is in 7/4 time. The chorus of the song is also grouped in bars of 3 rather than the regular bars of 4.
After the album version ended its run on the charts, a solo acoustic version of the song performed by Grohl was released and had some success on pop and adult contemporary radio. The entire band performed a version of the song with jazz pianist Chick Corea during the Grammy Awards in 2004.
“Is It Any Wonder?” is a song performed and composed by English alternative rock band Keane and is featured on their second studio album, Under the Iron Sea as the second track. This is considered to be the second single on “Under the Iron Sea era”, after the download-only “Atlantic”. However, it is also considered to be the album’s first physical single release.
The song was released to the iTunes Store on 16 May and to shops on 29 May 2006 as the lead single from the album (see 2006 in British music). The single debuted at #15 in the UK Singles Chart on 28 May based on download sales alone but reached #3 with physical sales on 4 June. The song was officially premiered on 17 April on Jo Whiley’s BBC Radio 1 show. Soon after this, it was leaked into the Internet.
“Is It Any Wonder?” is the first Keane single to be sold in Mexico and other Latin American countries.
“I’ve Been Thinking About You” is a song recorded by Londonbeat. It was released as a single in the last months of 1990 in many countries.
It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 13, 1991, having hit number two in the United Kingdom the previous year. The song also topped the singles charts in Spain, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands and Australia.
Part of the song was sampled and prominently featured in the song “Physical” recorded by Alcazar.