Drake explained at a listening party held at MSR studios that he wrote this song for a girl who told him, "You just want what you can't have." He added: "I named it after her and I probably ruined her life for the next six months, but she'll be all right." After he'd played this tune Drake remarked, "I don't know what I want from a woman at all."
Stephens Stills played timbales on the Bee Gees hit, "You Should Be Dancing." He was in the next door studio laying down a Crosby, Stills and Nash album and could hear Saturday Night Fever being recorded. Stills recognized its potential to be a monster hit and he wanted to contribute.