While songwriter/producer David Porter was in the toilet, his songwriting partner Isaac Hayes (later a solo star with "Theme From Shaft
") yelled at him to hurry up so they could get back to work, as he was frustrated by the lack of progress they had made that day. Porter responded, "Hold on man, I'm coming." The immediately inspired Porter quickly finished his business and excitedly told Hayes that "Hold On, I'm Coming" would be a great title for a song. Hayes has repeated this story in various interviews, including one with Reuters in 2005.