Miller was impressed with Masser's pop composition, but was worried a pure pop record would alienate Ross' fans, especially since Gordy was demanding a hit in case her performance in Lady Sings The Blues
went sour. For some added soul, Miller borrowed from one of Ross' earlier hits. "I didn't want Diana to lose her base so we ripped off a riff from Ashford and Simpson," Miller explained in J. Randy Taraborrelli's book Diana
. "One part is straight out of 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough
.' And then we had her talking in parts, all of which we did to keep the identity she established with 'Mountain' and to add some soul to the record."