Joel is accustomed to being a solo writer, but he doesn't mind giving Lauper most of the credit on this one. "She is, I think, the only other co-writer I was ever able to work with because she did all the work," he told Howard Stern in 2021. "The only other writer I gave credit to on a collaboration was Ludwig van Beethoven because I stole a piece of his music [on "This Night
"]... I didn't pay him, but I gave him credit."