Change was a studio group created by French-Italian businessman Jacques Fred Petrus with the majority of song-writing and production carried out by French producers Mauro Malavasi and Davide Romani. This song was the title track of their debut album.
The song features lead vocals by Luther Vandross who had yet to come to prominence. Vandross' performance on this and another The Glow of Love cut "Searchin" was to be a career breakthrough for the singer. The exposure to mainstream audiences led to a solo career for the one-time backing vocalist.
Janet Jackson's 2001 hit song "All For You" was based on "The Glow of Love." Phats & Small also sampled the tune for their 1999 #2 UK single "Turn Around."
This is the song that former world champion boxer David Haye used to listen to before a big fight. He told NME: "It's got the best bridge and it gets me really fired up. As soon as I hear it, I get changed and get ready to battle. It's the opposite of what people would expect to listen to before a fight."
It really was so easy for Linda Ronstadt to score a hit with her Buddy Holly cover of "It's So Easy." She would sometimes change the lyric to: "It's so easy to have a hit, all you have to do is recycle it."