This is the theme song to the 1982 romantic comedy Tootsie
, starring Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange. Although Bishop had written for movies before, such as the title theme
to Animal House
in 1978, this tune was written by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, the Oscar-winning lyricists behind "The Way We Were
" and "The Windmills Of Your Mind
," and jazz musician Dave Grusin. "It was an assignment," Bishop told Songfacts
of his Tootsie
gig. "I'd been around for a while. The producers knew what I sounded like and they paid me quite a lot of money to do it. I remember they had me watch about four hours of the unedited movie, mostly with Kenny Loggins' music as a temp."