This was written by Jim Steinman, who wrote all of Meat Loaf's hits. According to an October 26, 2006 article in the Australian newspaper The Herald Sun, Steinman offered this to Meat Loaf along with "Total Eclipse Of The Heart," but they were not able to reach an agreement over finances and this song went to Air Supply while "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" was recorded by Bonnie Tyler. The article quotes Meat Loaf as saying, "My record company was anti-Jim Steinman at the time, I was anti-record company. So we were even."
Suggestion credit: jeff - sydney, Australia
Like many of Steinman's songs, this contains grand production and intricate lyrics about love. The same can be said about many of Air Supply's songs, many of which have a similar dramatic flair. For more, check out our interview with Graham Russell, who is their guitarist and songwriter.
Bonnie Tyler recorded this on her 1996 album Free Spirit.
Susan from Atlanta, GeorgiaI love Jim Steinman's songs, and this is one of my favorites of his. It and "Total Eclipse" came out just as my marriage was breaking up, and it took a long time for me to be able to hear them without crying, but I loved them both anyway. What a brilliant songwriting talent Jim is.
Esskayess from Dallas, TxThe one and only song by this group that doesn't make me ill. Burn all the rest.
Chris from Beaver Falls, PaThe Hall and Oates song Anything Your Heart Desires, is about that state of being. That song says, "you say you can't stand to be tied so close to a lover, you feel like a prisioner and and you want to find someone who will let you out, sorry that the heart beat that you know so well, ain't what you're lookin for, what goes on behind closed doors you don't know, maybe she cries herself to sleep every night " because she just won't give or allow herself to have more true affection and from the guilt she experiences or feels for making the person that she knew so well, crawl on the floor. Technical problems with computer. Very Sorry.
Chris from Beaver Falls, PaI didn't know that this song was written by Jim Steinman. There are meanings or interpretations to songs, words, and lyrics at different levels for each person. When the song says "do you really want to see me crawl" I think it refers to someone who just will not give her affection, and no, not just sex or physical affection, it means any affection or share her life at all, and she would rather see others or her former friend, crawl or beg, before she will help him. Or help herself by having a love out of something at all, and then she goes and has not as enjoyable relationships and
Colin from Montreal, QcJim Steinman also landed a job in the 80s (or late 70s) to score a movie called "A small circle of friends") Both themes from Out of nothing at all and Total Eclipse can be heard throughout.
Paul from Detroit, MiAnd there at the top of the chart sat Total Eclipse of The Heart in 1983, while Steinman's other smash, Making Love Out Of Nothing At All, was parked right behind it at #2. A grand feat for Jim Steinham. These were two masterpieces.
John from Nashville, TnThis song was the only new recording on Air Supply's first greatest hits album in 1983.
Mark from Los Angeles, CaI enjoy Jim Steinman's music and this song is great. But what's it saying? For example: people believe "Reasons" from Earth, Wind, & Fire is a great love song but it about a one-night stand (still a great song). Or, "Every Breath You Take" from the Police is about a stocker, and how people have used that song for their wedding? This song seems to be saying, no matter how I try, and no matter how much I care for you, I don't love you. I can't do what you do and that is "making love out of nothing at all." There is no "love" for you, sorry. I might be wrong, but listen closely to the lyrics on this one.
Doria from Dania Beach, Fli really like this song form air supply some relationships are like that . i am not saying most but some . i know some men like one night stands make love and then it is all over and they never want to see that person that they made love to ever again! i was in a realtionship may years ago and it got really bad i was verbaily abused and harassed . and that is why i give all of the giveing and i get nothing in return there is no giving backj! so that is why i don'T date anymore i was so heart broken that all i did was cry at my girlfriends weeed and reception and that is the night that i decided to not date not even try to and agin i find my self with a totaly different gy and he wants to not have a realtion ship with me and make love out of nothing at all!! so sums it up for me signed doria meyer
Lc from Panama City, PanamaIt's funny how a lot of these love songs don't really make sense until you've grown up a little and have become involved in a loving relationship. That's when you get it: how being with your "other" makes every moment more special.
Dougee from San Bernardino, CaI always thought that this song and "Total Eclipse of the Heart" sounded similar, so it doesn't surprise me that they were written by the same songwriter. It would have been awesome to hear Meat Loaf sing these. I hate record companies and their politics with a passion.
Jeff from Casa Grande, AzThis song is about being in the moment of serendipity, a state of grace, being the best you've ever been, where everything just fits perfectly . . . in a relationship. But, realizing, after all the intensity of being with someone is happening, it's not YOU, but the OTHER, that makes this so. And, really, it's nothing, undefinable, there are no words, and besides, words would only ruin the purity. That, and also, the real insanity of woman finding things in "nothing at all" to be all giddy about.
Dave from Liverpool, United KingdomWhen I first heard this in the early 80s, I assumed it was a song about jerking off.........
Malditha_01 from Manila, PhilippinesWell,this song is really awesome,,when i first heard this song i told to myself that this really belong to me,,one more thing that im air supply fanatic,,i love this band and i even like all their songs,,so nice,,keep it up guys...more power..
Pat from Dunedin, , FlAir Supply has been one of my favorite groups for over 30 years.......I think almost as long as I loved the Bee Gees. I love the song Nothing at All because it hits directly at the Heart of Love. It Is The Truest Kind of Love...to me.
Jim from Hershey, PaThis is an amazing and awesome song. Love is the greatest gift of all. Making Love Out of Nothing at All is a gift from God.
The lyrics and music in this song are so beautiful. I will always carry this song in my heart.
Ariana from Lima, Perudoes anybody know where can i get the version recorded with total eclipse of the heart? i love it
Genevieve from North MelbourneFeatured in the movie 'Click'