This was the first Human League hit Phil Oakey didn't have a hand in writing. The group had a transatlantic #1 with their 1981 song "Don't You Want Me
," but they were getting diminishing returns leading up to their Crash
album, especially in America. Bringing in Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis gave them a fresh perspective and got them back to the top of the chart in the US. For the producers, it was their second #1, following Janet Jackson's "When I Think of You
," which topped the chart just five weeks earlier.