The tune was released in September 1986 and reached No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in January 1987. It was written by Abbott and was on his debut album of the same name.
Rock critic Dave Marsh rated the song No. 615 among the top 1001 singles in his book, "The Heart of Rock & Soul." He writes that it is a "slinky seduction song that uses traditional R&B harmony techniques in a contemporary rhythm ballad context."
The song opens with the narrator hoping to catch the attention of a woman and goes from there:
And apparently they make eye contact:
The narrator admits that the woman knows what he's thinking:
Throughout the song the narrator expresses his desire for her: