Timbaland told MTV News that this was inspired by a Black Eyed Peas track. He explained: "When I did this song, I was in love with this record called... you're gonna be surprised. The record didn't have anything to do with [this song], but when I heard 'I Gotta Feeling
,' I said, 'I want a record just like that on my album.' I said, 'I gotta do me a 'I Gotta Feeling' record.' Me and one of my producers, Jim Beanz, we came up with this concept. I said, '['I Gotta Feeling'] is happy, but I like it.' It gives a good feeling."