Night Time Lover

Not to be confused with Part-Time Lover.
"Night Time Lover"
Single by La Toya Jackson featuring Michael Jackson
from the album La Toya Jackson
Released August 1, 1980 (1980-08-01)
  • 7"
  • 12" single
Recorded 1980
Length 4:22
Label Polydor
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 by her brother Michael, who provides co-lead vocals on the chorus and co-wrote it. They originally wrote the song for Donna Summer under the title "Fire Is The Feeling".[1]

The song peaked at #59 on the Billboard R&B chart.

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]

The track "Lovely Is She" (also on the album) was on the B-side of the single.

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]


  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.
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