This wasn't the first song General Hospital
pushed up the charts. In 1979, the Herb Alpert song "Rise
" was used in a scene (and subsequent flashbacks) where Luke rapes Laura (yes, that's how their story arc started - strange things happened on daytime TV), sending it to #1 in the US. In 1982, "Baby, Come To Me
" by Patti Austin and James Ingram stalled at #73 US, but when the show started using it for Luke and Laura scenes, it revived the song, which made #1 in February 1983.