Mandy Moore used a mulch of songwriters and producers on her I Wanna Be With You
album. The title track was written by Tiffany Arbuckle and Keith Thomas (also the producer), but when producers of the movie Center Stage
expressed interest in the song, Shelly Peiken, who had co-written the Christina Aguilera #1 hit "What a Girl Wants
," was brought in to "song doctor" it to make it more appropriate for the film.
"I took it and I loved the feel of it," Peiken told Songfacts
. "It was just delicious. As soon as I heard it I wanted to write to it. My daughter Layla was a baby at the time, and she was napping, so I put my headphones on and I just paced and paced around in my backyard while she slept and I had the monitor close by. I wrote most of the words - Tiffany wrote some - and they loved it. And Mandy just sounded so beautiful and sweet singing it."