This song draws from soul music, specifically "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
" by The Four Tops.
In a Songfacts interview with Paul Stanley
, he explained: "You have the verse, 'Well the night's begun and you want some fun, do you think you're gonna find it, think you're gonna find it.' That answer in the background is the Four Tops! The call-and-response is something that the Four Tops did in 'Sugar Pie Honey Bunch.'"
According to Peter Criss, the drum beat is also modeled on that song.