This was written by Rod Temperton, a British musician who was the primary songwriter and keyboard player in the band Heatwave. Quincy Jones was impressed with the Heatwave song "Boogie Nights
," so he had Temperton write some songs for Jackson. Temperton came through with "Rock With You
" and "Off The Wall" for the future King of Pop. On Jackson's next album, Temperton contributed "Thriller
," once again providing the title track.