Penned by Nashville songwriters Shane McAnally, Natalie Hemby and Jimmy Robbins, the lovesick track closes Kelly Clarkson's Piece By Piece album. I chose that because I'm a huge Shane McAnally fan, and I really wanted a song of theirs," Clarkson told Billboard magazine.
Clarkson commented to VH1: "It's a cool, funny title. Shane McAnally and Natalie Hemby write like that, they're very clever with words. The original song demo was actually more country. I worked with Jason Halbert, we made it more old school, like Eurythmics-style production which makes it the perfect '80' style pop song. I just love the message, the cleverness and great song writing."
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.