Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina wrote this song early on in their partnership, writing it in the studio one day while they were waiting for their band to arrive. They didn't think much of it, but when they recorded it about eight months later, it became a huge hit in America, climbing to #4. Much to their dismay, it endured as their best-known song, which was frustrating because it was sort of a throwaway and didn't represent their sound. Loggins and Messina were both accomplished songwriters and musicians, who along with their top-notch band, made music that was far more complex in both music and lyrics. Tracks like "Angry Eyes
" and "Till The Ends Meet" are what they considered far more substantial, but for many listeners, Loggins and Messina are most associated with "Your Mama Don't Dance."