For today's Who Did It Better?, we head to the year 1975.
As brother Maurice recalls, "Barry didn't notice that he's going 'J-J-J Jive Talkin' ', thinking of the dance. 'You dance with your eyes'. That's all he had. Exactly 35 mph, that's what we got. We played it for Arif, and he went 'Do you know what Jive Talkin' means?' And we said 'Well yeah, it's, ya know, you're dancing.' He says 'No! It's a black expression for bullshitting.' And we went, 'Oh, really? Jive talkin', you're telling me lies...' and we changed it." Producer Arif Mardin contributed mightily to the composition, according to Maurice, by providing "the groove, the tempo, everything."
Okay, that's the history. Let the competition begin!