Although its sultry style recalls the Pointer Sisters' first Top Ten hit, "Slow Hand" was not written for the group; in fact John Bettis would state "the Pointer Sisters were the furthest act from his mind". 

The song was covered in 1982 by Conway Twitty. His version, on Elektra Records, topped the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart for two weeks that June, and was his last multi-week number-one song.