This is the theme song to the 1983 movie Two Of A Kind
, which reunited Olivia Newton-John with her Grease
co-star John Travolta. The song was written by Peter Beckett and Steve Kipner. Beckett was previously in the group Player; he co-wrote and sang their #1 hit "Baby Come Back
." Kipner also co-wrote Olivia Newton-John's "Physical
Beckett explained to Songfacts: "'Twist Of Fate' was a song I was fooling around with in the early '80s and decided to involve Steve Kipner, my main songwriting partner at the time. We had worked on it for a couple of days when we got a call from Roger Davies, manager of Olivia and Tina Turner. He said Olivia was shooting a movie with Travolta and they needed an uptempo song. Steve played what we were working on to him over the phone and he loved it.
We finished the demo and wrote the lyrics to suit the movie. David Foster produced the record, Olivia sang it. Steve and I were at the vocal session. We met a young guy who was kind of interning (making coffee, etc.) with Foster at the time. It was a young Richard Marx
. The film came out at Christmas and didn't do much, but the song went to #5 on Billboard's Hot 100 on January 6, 1984."