This was the second Jules Shear song in quick succession to come to the public attention, following Cyndi Lauper's hit cover of his "All Through The Night
." However, Jules was more interested on working on his own material than becoming a songwriter for hire. He recalled in a Songfacts interview: "People started calling up to see if I had other songs and stuff. Fortunately, they called up my manager, and he would send over some songs. I don't know. All of a sudden I was hot. But I was working on my own album and I don't remember it affecting anything. I was just trying to get it done. I was more interested in what my record would sound like."