The husband-and-wife songwriting team of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil wrote this with Tom Snow, who is known for his work on music for movies - he wrote the score for Footloose
and also the music for the song "Let's Hear It For The Boy
," which was used in the movie. The song first appeared on Mann's self-titled album in 1980. Bill Medley
recorded it in 1981, and Bette Midler released a version called "All I Need To Know" in 1983.