In a Songfacts interview, Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke
explained how this song came together musically: "'Feel Like Making Love' came out of two songs. I'm not sure of the order, but Mick had the original D to G, D to G, little country: [sings] 'Darling when I think about you, I think about love.'
And then Paul had a song which just had that [sings riff]. And I said, 'Well, why don't you combine the two so that you have the chorus as that heavy riff and then the verse is Mick's verse.' And I forget exactly how it all came about but I know all three of us were in the room and I came up with this descending thing in D. But the original song came out of two different ideas."