Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager wrote this for the 1982 movie Night Shift
, where it was recorded by Rod Stewart and played over the closing credits. This version was not released as a single, but the songwriters thought it had lots of commercial potential and had Dionne & Friends record it in 1985. The song hit the top spot on January 18, 1986 and stayed there for four weeks - the only other song that lasted as long at the top that year was "Walk Like An Egyptian
" by the Bangles.
Bacharach and Bayer Sager, who were married in 1982, wrote another 1986 chart-topper together: "On My Own
" by Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald. That one stayed at the top for three weeks.