The single does not appear on any U2 album. It is considered one of the rarest of U2's regular 45s and was deleted within six months. The song was performed live for the first time on February 25, 1982 at the Uptown Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. However, it had a short lifespan in U2's live set, played for the last time on March 1, 1983 in Sheffield. It was voted No. 2 in the Best Single category in the Hot Press Readers' Poll. The single also appeared on Rare Rock Collection - Rock Against AIDS, a 1987 compilation released by 98KZEW with proceeds to benefit Rock Against AIDS.
"On one of those occassions where they were trying to throw us out of the studio, we had to come up with something on the spot. We came up with Party Girl, which was originally Trash, Trampoline and the Party Girl, they were three characters. I was thinking of one particular character in the band. It was just something that was going on at the time. It's not really about Adam... I was just making it up as I went along."