Phil Collins wanted to write something bright and cheery to offset the melancholy tone of some of his other songs. He opted to do a dance number. He remember how much he listened to Prince's "1999" while he was on tour with Genesis. To work with him on the track, Collins contacted synth duo the System. The title "Sussudio" refers to the track's drum rolls, while the song's story line refers to a young man's fantasy about an older woman. Co-produced by Collins and Hugh Padgham, "Sussudio" went gold, going to number one pop, number eight R&B, and number 30 adult contemporary in the summer of 1985. It was the second consecutive number one pop single (the first being "One More Night" from his multi platinum album No Jacket Required). A "Sussudio"-like track, "I Wanna Be Your Lover," can be found on the System's Rhythm and Romance album.