This tune by Toronto-based R&B singer Abel Tesfaye (aka The Weeknd) finds him singing about making love to his girlfriend after a drinking session. The song was written and recorded then released as a free download for fans within a week in late October 2012.
The song borrows the chorus from the Smiths' song "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want," the B-side of The Smiths' 1984 single "William, It Was Really Nothing." A version by Slow Moving Millie was a top 40 hit in the UK in 2011.
When "Nothin' On You" reached #1 on the Hot 100, B.o.B became the first American act whose name is a palindrome to top the chart. The other two who did so prior to the Atlanta rapper were both Scandinavian groups - ABBA and A-Ha.