This was written by Heatwave's keyboardist Rod Temperton; it was the first song he ever wrote on his own. The song got the attention of producer Quincy Jones, who brought Temperton in to write songs for Michael Jackson. It was a very fruitful collaboration, as Temperton wrote three of Jackson's biggest hits: "Off The Wall
," "Rock With You
" and "Thriller
." Other Temperton-written hits that Jones produced include "Give Me The Night
" by George Benson and "Baby, Come To Me
" by James Ingram.