Kenny Loggins and David Foster have collaborated on many songs together including "Heart To Heart" (with Mike McDonald) and "The Real Thing." This one was co-written by Foster and Loggins' first wife, Eva Ein.
This song was written for a short film called Access All Areas (which was produced by Jenny Sullivan, the ex-wife of Loggins' former bandmate Jim Messina), and Kenny claims to have sung it in different languages. He has ended all his concerts with "Forever" because he knows that his audience will be back "even when I'm gone" (not meaning he's passed away).
The guy in the song is talking about holding on to his lover, dreaming she's not with him and then finding out he's lost his love but will "always remember." Kenny and Eva separated around 1988 and divorced in 1990.
Martika sang this on the TV show Kids Incorporated. She went on to have a #1 US hit with "Toy Soldiers."
The Filipino singer Martin Nievera recorded a popular version of this song, but it will forever (no pun intended) be associated with Kenny Loggins.
David Foster also co-produced the Footloose song "Heaven Help the Man." The guitar solo in both songs is by Toto's Steve Lukather.
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Around the time of its release, the song got a boost in popularity from its use on the CBS soap opera The Young And The Restless, where it was sung by Lauren (Tracey E. Bregman) for her ex-husband Paul. That version was included on the show's 1988 soundtrack cassette.
Vox Humana was Loggins' first album released after the Footloose soundtrack dropped the previous year, featuring the chart-topping title theme he wrote and performed.
The Boyz II Men hit "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday" is an a capella cover of a song from 1975 by G.C. Cameron that was used in the movie Cooley High to express the feeling of parting ways with high school friends.