This was written by Peter Allen and Carole Bayer Sager, who were staff writers at Metromedia Records. Among their other hits was the Oscar winning "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
," an American chart topper for Christopher Cross
in 1981. Allen was an Australian singer songwriter who was married to Liza Minnelli for a few years. He originally recorded this song on his 1971 debut album and after its chart success re-recorded it on his fourth studio album, I Could Have Been a Sailor
. In 1977 his song "I Go to Rio" shot to #1 in the Australian charts thanks to its promotional video, which demonstrated the growing influence of the music video as a marketing tool. In 1992 he died of an AIDS-related throat cancer.