Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff wrote this song along with Gamble's manager and songwriting partner Jerry Ross. It was an early hit for Gamble and Huff, who went on to form Philadelphia International records and work on hits like "Back Stabbers
" and "Me And Mrs. Jones
." Gamble and Huff re-used the lyrics, "I'm gonna shower you with love and affection, look out, it's comin' in your direction" in "Expressway (To Your Heart)
," which they wrote for the Soul Survivors earlier in 1967.