"It’s funny, we were sitting in a hotel room — ironically just like this one, because it was a sister hotel in Soho. And we were saying that Martin [Stellan Skarsgard’s character] should be this audiophile. But what song should he play? And Daniel Craig piped up and said, “Orinoco Flow!” And everyone in the room was like, “What is he talking about?” And he says, “No, no, no, and he went and grabbed his iPod [at this point Fincher runs across the room to simulate Craig’s actions] and he went, “play.” And we all just burst into laughter. I didn’t know that’s what it’s called. If he had said “Sail Away”…"
David Fincher, on how “Sail Away” ended up in TGWTDT.