Drummer John Fred Young explained the background to this love song in an interview with Rock AAA: "Every guy is always doing something stupid which gets him into trouble with his girlfriend. Relationships are hard and that's where I think that song came from – when you love someone that much."
The song was reworked by the Nashville songwriter Joey Moi for the Country music duo Florida Georgia Line. Released as a single in 2013, it topped the Country chart and peaked at #28 on the Hot 100.
"St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" was not written for the movie, but for Rick Hanson, a wheelchair athlete whose 1985 "Man In Motion" tour logged 24,856 miles on his wheelchair in 34 countries while raising $26 million for spinal cord research.