The Al Green wrote and recorded the original version of this song in 1974. A song that combines both teenage lust and baptism was a little too hot for even Al Green. When The singer became a pastor of the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church in 1976, he dropped the song from his repertoire
By 1979, there were at least four cover versions of this song out at the same time: Foghat, Bryan Ferry, Levon Helm, and the Talking Heads. It was the Talking Heads perfect blend of soul and New York punk that charted highest reaching 26 on the Hot 100 list.