Keyboardist David Frank, one half of the pioneering synth duo the System, wondered why he was spending so many days working on this one particular groove. While doing so, he was plagued with thoughts of doubt: "I wonder is it going to turn into anything good...it sounds too jazzy." Nevertheless, he continued to develop the groove into verse and chorus sections. He asked his partner, singer Mic Murphy, for input. He suggested that the bridge become the chorus and repeat twice. Murphy took a tape of the changes and returned with the title "Don't Disturb This Groove" and a lead melody idea. Two weeks later, the duo added a bridge and a countering melody. Having a good feeling about the track, Frank and Murphy worked diligently to make sure the mix sounded exactly like they wanted it to. The smooth "Don't Disturb This Groove" went to number one R&B and number three pop in spring 1987. Frank would employ a similiar laid-back beat for Christina Aguilera's 1999 mega-selling single "Genie in a Bottle." "Groove," an instrumental version of the smash, was on the flipside of the single and included on the Don't Disturb This Groove album. Frank and Murphy reunited for a new System album, ESP, issued in spring 2000.