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This ballad was Peter Cetera's first solo single after leaving Chicago the previous year. It was the theme song for the film The Karate Kid: Part II. It fit the movie perfectly, and was the most popular song at weddings and proms across the country that year.
This song was written by Peter Cetera, his ex-wife Diane Nini, and David Foster. Cetera was asked by a friend to write the love song for the Karate Kid: Part II' film, and was shown part of the movie. He has claimed that the song was destined to be a hit whether it was used for the film or not.
This won an ASCAP Award for Most Performed Song from a Motion Picture and a BMI Film & TV Award for Most Performed Song from a Film. (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above)
Michael Omartian produced the album and added keyboards. He and Foster bring a smooth melodic pop sound to their songs which makes them pleasing to the ear. Jay Graydon, who has worked with them on many sessions, says: "David's a genius. Same with Michael Omartian. These guys are just incredible musicians. You bring good guys in, then it gets really masterful." Omartian's other credits include co-producing "We Are The World
" and co-writing "Sailing
When Judd Apatow needed under-appreciated rockers for his Knocked Up
sequel, he immediately thought of Parker, who just happened to be getting his band The Rumour back together.
Kerry Livgren of Kansas
In this talk from the '80s, the Kansas frontman talks turning to God and writing "Dust In The Wind."