This was the first song Captain & Tennille recorded. Dragon had worked with The Beach Boys and hired Tennille to tour with the band as a keyboard player. In 1974, they financed and produced this single themselves, and it was a hit in the Los Angeles area, leading to a record deal with A&M Records. When their first major label release "Love Will Keep Us Together
" became a huge hit in 1975, "The Way I Want To Touch You" was re-released and also became a hit.