This sexy ballad was big change for The Isley Brothers, who were known for their uptempo numbers. They used a string synthesizer to get the string sound. Isley's keyboard player Chris Jasper explained in The Billboard Book of #1 R&B Hits: "I was thinking about the stage performance, the rhythmic breaks in the song and everything. It was approached in that direction, a slow song to get a stage reaction."
Artists to cover this song include Natalie Cole and Neo-Soul singer Angie Stone.