"Night Time Lover" is the second single by American singer La Toya Jackson, from her eponymous debut. The track was produced by her brother Michael, who provides co lead vocals on the chorus. They originally wrote the song for Donna Summer under the title "Fire Is The Feeling".
The song peaked at #59 on the Billboard R&B chart. In La Toya's 1991 autobiography, La Toya: Growing up in the Jackson Family, she revealed that Michael changed production at the last minute to make sure that it wouldn't overshadow the success of his album Off the Wall. Said mix of the song is rumored to have appeared in the Jackson family auction in Las Vegas as item 553 "Night Time Lover Monitor Mix 2-12-80".
Bobby DeBarge of Switch, Jackson's love interest, wrote the 1980 song "You and I" in response. The song begins, "You know, I was listening to the radio the other day, And I heard the words that you said that I'm your Night Time Lover."
The track "Lovely Is She" (also on the album) was on the B-side of the single.
Jackson performed the song on the December 13, 1980 episode of American Bandstand and for Dutch TV program Toppop in 1981.[4