Rock With You

Song information

Author: Rod Temperton
Album title: Off The Wall
Year of release: 1979
Duration: 3:38
Lyrics:
Girl, close your eyes
Let that rhythm get into you
Don't try to fight it
There ain't nothin' that you can do
Relax your mind
Lay back and groove with mine
You got to feel that heat
And we can ride the boogie
Share that beat of love

I wanna rock with you (all night)
Dance you into day (sunlight)
I wanna rock with you (all night)
We're gonna rock the night away

Out on the floor
There ain't nobody there but us
Girl, when you dance
There's a magic that must be love
Just take it slow
'Cause we got so far to go
When you feel that heat
And we're gonna ride the boogie
Share that beat of love

I wanna rock with you (all night)
Dance you into day (sunlight)
I wanna rock with you (all night)
We're gonna rock the night away

And when the groove is dead and gone (yeah)
You know that love survives
So we can rock forever, on

I wanna rock with you
I wanna groove with you

I wanna rock with you
I wanna groove with you

I wanna rock (all night) with you girl (sunlight)
Rock with you, rock with you girl (yeah) (all night)
Dance the night away

I wanna rock with you (yeah) (all night)
Rock you into day (sunlight)
I wanna rock with you (all night)
Rock the night away
Feel the heat feel the heat
Rock you into day (sunlight)
I wanna rock - rock the night away
Song recording information:
  • Michael Jackson - Lead and Background Vocals
  • Bobby Watson - Bass
  • John Robinson - Drums
  • David Williams - Guitar
  • Marlo Henderson - Guitar
  • Greg Phillinganes - Synthesizer
  • Michael Boddicker - Synthesizer
  • David "Hawk" Wolinski - Electric Piano
  • Horns arranged by Jerry Hey and performed by THE SEAWIND HORNS:
  • Jerry Hey - Trumpet & Flugelhorn
  • Larry Williams - Tenor, Alto Sax & Flute
  • Kim Hutchcroft - Baritone, Tenor Sax & Flute
  • William Reichenbach - Trombone
  • Gary Grant - Trumpet
  • Rhythm and vocal arrangement by Rod Temperton
  • String arrangement by Ben Wright
  • Concert Master: Gerald Vinci
Song released in albums:
Song type Album title, song's alt. title Duration Year of release
[I] The Rockridge Synthesizer Orchestra Plays Michael Jackson Unknown
Michael Jackson — Off The Wall 3:38 1979
Michael Jackson — Rock With You [9-50797] S 3:20 1979
Michael Jackson — Rock With You [S EPC 8206] S 3:20 1980
[G] The Jacksons — Live 3:55 1981
Michael Jackson — Rock With You [MJ 1/3] S 3:20 1983
Michael Jackson — Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' [MJ 1/8] S 3:55 1983
Michael Jackson — Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' [A3427] S 3:55 1983
[R] Michael Jackson — Jam [34-74333] S

Rock With You (Masters At Work Remix)

5:29 1992
[R] Michael Jackson — Who Is It [658179 7] S

Rock With You (Masters At Work Remix)

5:29 1992
Michael Jackson — HIStory - Past, Present and Future - Book I 3:41 1995
[R] Michael Jackson — They Don't Care About Us [34 78264] S

Rock With You (Frankie Knuckles Radio Mix)

3:47 1996
Michael Jackson — Off The Wall Special Edition 3:40 2001
Michael Jackson — Greatest Hits - HIStory - Volume I 3:40 2001
[K] The Songs of Rod Temperton 3:41 2002
Michael Jackson — Number Ones 3:41 2003
Michael Jackson — The Ultimate Collection 3:40 2004
Michael Jackson — The Essential Michael Jackson 3:23 2005
Michael Jackson — Rock With You [084919] S 2006
[R] Michael Jackson — Rock With You [084919] S

Rock With You (Masters At Work Remix)

2006
[I] The Sunset Lounge Orchestra — The Michael Jackson Cool Down Experience 4:10 2007
Michael Jackson — King Of Pop (Deluxe UK Edition) 3:24 2008
[G] Michael Jackson — One Night In Japan (bootleg) 4:03 2009
[I] Lex Vandyke — This Is It & Other Great Michael Jackson Songs 3:37 2009
[I] Joey DeFrancesco — Never Can Say Goodbye 6:27 2010
[I] Adam Rafferty — I Remember Michael - A Michael Jackson Solo Guitar Tribute 3:15 2011
[G] Michael Jackson — Bad 25 4:04 2012
[G] Michael Jackson — Live at Wembley July 16, 1988 4:04 2012