The song originally appeared in October as the B-side to the single release of " Back on the Chain Gang ";  the single was the first release for the band following the death of founding bandmember James Honeyman-Scott. The song was included on the album Learning to Crawl released in early , and it became a radio favorite in the United States. It is sometimes referred to as "The Ohio Song" for its constant reference to the state, though it is not part of the song's title. The song's final title was chosen because there had already been a song called "Ohio" by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. The song was written by Pretenders leader Chrissie Hynde ,  and reflected her growing interest in environmental and social concerns; the lyrics take the form of an autobiographical lament, with the singer returning to her childhood home of Ohio and discovering that rampant development and pollution had destroyed the "pretty countryside" of her youth. The song makes a number of specific references to places in and around Akron , Ohio including South Howard Street line 5 , the historic center of Akron which was leveled to make way for an urban plaza with three skyscrapers and two parking decks line 8. The opening bass riff from this song "was something that Tony Butler used to play just as a warm-up," said Steve Churchyard, the engineer for the record. The instrumental opening of the song before Hynde's vocals appear at about 40 seconds has been used as the opening theme 'bumper' for Rush Limbaugh 's popular American talk radio program since , during his days at KFBK in Sacramento, California. Limbaugh said in that he chose it because of the irony of a conservative using such an anti-conservative song, though he mainly liked its "unmistakable, totally recognizable bass line.
RUSH: Oh. I would be happy to tell you, but I need to ask you a question first: Why are you interested in that? But the way I chose the tune, I gotta go back to Sacramento in Now, I had been a disc jockey, I had worked at news stations; I had never, ever used a theme song. The last person that ever used a theme song on radio was Arthur Godfrey. There was no such thing as a theme song, but I learned it was a staple of talk radio. It was just something that the programming gurus wanted. I tried some songs by Men At Work.
Make it count, play it straight Don't look back, don't hesitate When you go big time What you want What you feel Never quit and make it real When your all big time. Listen to your heart now Hey! Dont you feel the rush? Better take your shot now. Go and shake it up! What you gotta lose? Go and make your luck with the life you choose If you want it all, lay it on the line It's the only life you got so you gotta live it big time. Step it up, get in gear, go for broke, make it clear Gotta go big time hey Make it work, get it right, change the world Overnight, gotta dream big time. Give it all you got now Hey! Isn't it a rush?
This article needs some clean up, please help by editing it and making it better thanks! However it was the third song by the band to be featured in the show with two more songs City Is Ours and Famous being released later. The song is written in the key of B Minor and is put to an upbeat pop tempo of beats per minute. The song is also shorter than "Any Kind of Guy" and features Kendall or Carlos having more singing parts than James and Logan although most of the song has all four of them singing. Four hockey-playing best friends from Minnesota are discovered by a record producer Gustavo Rocque who gives them the opportunity to live it up in Los Angeles to become the next hit-making boy band. Gustavo wanted to sing a song called "Girl Time" but Kendall decided they sing a song they made called " Big Time Rush " and Gustavo approved, and days later they proceed to perform it for Griffin.