While the Dolls started as a lingerie-wearing, burlesque-style dance troupe, they put aside their garters and fishnet stockings to record girl power tunes like "Don't Cha," "Stickwitu" and "Beep." But in this song, featuring raps by Snoop Dogg, the Dolls returned to their sexy form, singing about the desire to be undressed. "We wanted to go back to the roots of the Dolls," said Doll Nicole Scherzinger. "Go with the corset vibe and have it be a little raw and a little hotter."
This pop standard had been previously recorded by dozens of artists, including by Bing Crosby 33 years before Otis Redding, who usually wrote his own songs, cut it. It was actually Sam Cooke’s 1964 take, which Redding’s manager played for Otis, that inspired the initially reluctant singer to take on the song. Isaac Hayes, then working as Stax Records’ in-house producer, handled the arrangement, and Booker T. and the MG’s were the backing band. Redding’s soulful version begins quite slowly and tenderly itself before mounting into a rousing, almost religious “You’ve gotta hold her, squeeze her …” climax. “I did that damn song you told me to do,” Redding told his manager. “It’s a brand new song now.”