This calypso-flavored cut features Richie's song-writing collaborator Akon on background vocals. The former Commodore told Spin magazine that "Akon, believe it or not, is a melody-smith. He knows how to take just that little thing and make it a karaoke sound, a sing-along, in five minutes."
When "Nothin' On You" reached #1 on the Hot 100, B.o.B became the first American act whose name is a palindrome to top the chart. The other two who did so prior to the Atlanta rapper were both Scandinavian groups - ABBA and A-Ha.
David Bowie's "Space Oddity" tells the story of an astronaut who cuts off communication and floats into space. The BBC used it extensively in their coverage of the 1969 moon landing - an odd choice considering the lyrics.