A lot went into writing your favorite song -- but how much do you really know about it? This week Jacob Olds -- aka "Crouton" -- drummer and vocalist of five-piece Atlanta crunk-rock band Family Force 5, delves into green Jell-O, the art of wobbling, and clacking your kneecaps.
Release Date: Oct. 18
When it was written: January 2011
Where it was written: A cabin in the North Georgia Mountains
Favorite line in the song: "Crack a half smile like you was Mona Lisa." Or, "I'm CEO Steve Jobs of the Wobbs." RIP, Steve.
Which part was the hardest to come up with: The lead singer.
If you could go back and change anything, what would it be: The release date.
Odd fact: We made some green Jell-O and ate it during the entire
recording session just so we could get into the spirit of the wobble.
What was your inspiration for writing the song: The five of us were making beats and coming up with awesome guitar riffs. Then somebody said the word wobble and we thought it was hilarious. We had an unused beat sitting around and we thought the beat itself sounded like it was wobbling. So we came up with a dance that goes along with the song. Heavy D was also a huge inspiration for us. Rest in peace, Heavy D.
When was your favorite time performing it live: Last night (Thursday, November 10 in Phoenix, AZ at Martini Ranch).
What is the meaning behind the song: It's about this dance move called "The Wobble." First you clack your kneecaps. Then you bobble your head and throw your arms back and forth like you're hugging yourself. That's pretty much it.