Brooks co-wrote this reflection on his college days with Jerrod Niemann and Richie Brown, who also were two of the co-authors of his 2005 single, "Good Ride Cowboy." Brooks told Great American Country TV: "This [song] is my college days. This is haulin' hay during the daytime, then goin' out to the Tumbleweed and dancin' at the honky tonk at night. And that's what this [song] is. If you think you hear the line 'dance 'til you're sweatin' like a rented mule', yes, you are!"
"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.