Meet Me Half Way

Album: Back To Avalon (1987)
Charted: 11
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Songfacts®:

  • This was one of two successful songs by Loggins to come out of an unsuccessful movie. This one was from Over The Top, starring Sylvester Stallone as an arm wrestler. Loggins also sang "Nobody's Fool" from Caddyshack II, a movie that was a critical and commercial disaster. Both songs appeared on Loggins' sixth solo album, Back To Avalon. >>
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    Sara - Silver Spring, MD
  • This was written by Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock, who wrote the hit Top Gun theme, "Danger Zone," which was also performed by Loggins.
  • Aside from peaking at #11 on the Hot 100, this reached #2 on the Adult Contemporary chart. It remained his highest entry on the latter tally until 1996 when "For The First Time," from the movie One Fine Day, went to #1.
  • Whitlock took inspiration from the script, when Stallone's character, Lincoln Hawk, says, "The world meets nobody halfway. When you want something, you gotta take it." He told Rediscover the '80s: "I took that line and then it somehow evolved into a love song. The song did pretty well, but the movie didn't. For some reason, the producers decided to market the film around the tough-guy Stallone angle instead of to a family audience. I guess I wasn't in charge of that!"
  • The soundtrack also featured "Winner Takes It All," which was a hit for Sammy Hagar.

Comments: 4

  • Chuck Zzz from NyNo, the movie wasn't comparable to Top Gun or Footloose, but that doesn't mean it wasn't enjoyable and didn't send a message about how important loving someone is. This song describes Link & Michael's relationship to a T.
    I personally think that the movie and song are GREAT!!
  • Christine Olney from Lake Odessa MichiganThis song says exactly how I feel about you meet me halfway just a really great song. I am hoping that one day you will meet me halfway. Thanks for this song hopefully I haven't been out of line here if I have just tell me so have a great day Kenny thinking of you as always Christine
  • Sara from Silver Spring, MdIt was written by Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock. Both had collaborated on "Danger Zone"
    from Top Gun and the same film's Oscar- winning theme song "Take My Breath Away".
  • Sara from Silver Spring, MdDuring the 1980s Kenny Loggins was known as the "movie soundtrack king" but only three of the movies he sang during that period, Top Gun,
    Footloose and Caddyshack were hits.
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