Night Time Lover

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"Night Time Lover"
Single by La Toya Jackson featuring Michael Jackson
from the album La Toya Jackson
B-side"Lovely Is She"
  • 7"
  • 12" single
Producer(s)Michael Jackson
La Toya Jackson singles chronology
"If You Feel the Funk"
"Night Time Lover"
"Stay the Night"
Michael Jackson singles chronology
"Night Time Lover"
"One Day in Your Life"
Alternative cover

"Night Time Lover" is the second single by American singer La Toya Jackson, from her eponymous debut. The track was produced and co-written by her brother Michael, who provides co-lead vocals on the chorus. They originally wrote the song for Donna Summer under the title "Fire Is The Feeling".[1]

Bobby DeBarge of Switch, Jackson's love interest, wrote the 1980 song "You and I" in response. The song begins: "You know, I was listening to the radio the other day, And I heard the words that you said that I'm your Night Time Lover."[2]

Jackson performed the song on the November 10, 1980 episode of the Dutch TV program TopPop and a month later on the December 13 episode of American Bandstand.[3]

In Allmusic editor Justin Kantor's description: "Another primer is 'Nighttime Lover,' a softly seductive, simultaneously kinetic number produced by brother Michael."[4]


Chart (1980–81) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Hip-Hop Songs[5] 59


  1. ^ "Jet - Google Boeken". Retrieved 2012-03-09.
  2. ^ "Switch You And I Lyrics". Retrieved 2012-03-09.
  3. ^ "American Bandstand Jimmy Hall / LaToya Jackson Season 24, Episode 6, Aired 12/13/80". Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  4. ^ "La Toya Jackson", AllMusic.
  5. ^ "La Toya Jackson Chart History: Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-11-10.