This Country-tinged friendship tune was written by Bruno Mars for his debut studio album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans with Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine of the production team The Smeezingtons. The song was released as a radio single in Australia and New Zealand, peaking at #19 and #13 respectively. It also reached the Top Ten on the Austrian, Portuguese and Spanish singles charts.
This song was used in a commercial for the Hyundai Genesis that aired during the 2014 Super Bowl. Bruno Mars was the featured performer at halftime of the game, in which the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43-8.
The song also appeared in an advertisement for Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
Mars contributed the tune to the Songs for the Philippines album, which was a fundraising compilation to help the victims of the Typhoon Haiyan.
The song was covered by British child singer Connie Talbot for her 2012 Beautiful World album.
"Thinking About You" was the ninth track from Calvin Harris' 18 Months album to enter the UK singles Top 10. No other artist has obtained so many hits from one LP - Michael Jackson was the previous record holder with seven Top 10 tunes from both his Bad and Dangerous sets.
The TV show Cheers was nearly canceled after its first season, but the theme song, "Where Everybody Knows Your Name," was very popular. To satisfy viewer demand, the theme was made into a full song and released as a single.