Keyshia Cole told MTV News about this track: "I'm explaining how I'm just like you; I go through everyday things, I'm trying to get my things together just like you, I'm trying to learn myself, just like you, you know. Everything that we go through on a regular day, just trying to get ourselves together and slowly gravitate to the goals and aspirations we have in life, and I think when it comes to that aspect, I'm just like anybody else."
Will.I.am, literally dreamt up "I Gotta Feelin'." Said the Black Eyed Pea: "Have you ever had a dream where there's a melody in your dream? I'll wake up out of my sleep and record that! 'I Gotta Feelin' was one of those songs."