Kathy Sledge in the book 1000 UK #1 Hits
by Jon Kutner and Spencer Leigh recalls, "A lot of people think the song was written about Frankie Goes To Hollywood, but Denise Rich actually wrote it about Frank Sinatra. We had almost finished our latest album When The Boys Meet The Girls
, when we heard the song. We all said we didn't know if it was the song for us or not, but we gave it to our producer Nile Rodgers, who listened to it and hated it. He came back to us a week later and said 'I can't stop singing that damn song, you've got to record it.'"
Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above