It reached number 2 on the U. Billboard Hot for three weeks behind " Total Eclipse of the Heart " by Bonnie Tylerwho would cover this song ingiving Steinman a consecutive peak Making Love (Out Of Nothing At All) - Various - Knuffelrock 6 two songs.
The song is a reworking of the main title theme from the film A Small Circle of Friendsfor which Jim Steinman wrote the score. It was held Fughata For Harpsichord - Keith Jarrett - In The Light from Les Loups - Tomawak - Tomawak top spot by another Steinman production, Bonnie Tyler 's recording of " Total Eclipse of the Heart ".
This is the group's last top ten hit in the United States. The song was subsequently released as a new track from their greatest hits album. The B-side Making Love (Out Of Nothing At All) - Various - Knuffelrock 6 the single was "Late Again". Steinman offered the song, along with " Total Eclipse of the Heart ", to Meat Loaf for his Midnight at the Lost and Found album; however, Meat Loaf's record company refused to pay Steinman for the material so Meat Loaf ended up writing compositions for the album himself.
Steinman's songs were then offered to Bonnie Tyler and Air Supply. ByAir Supply had changed much of its classic musician line-up, both in the recording studio and on tour. But Steinman, known for his lavish, rock-opera-ish type productions, used Bruce Springsteen 's E-Street Band members Roy Bittan on keyboards and Max Weinberg on drums, to musically underscore the recording with like energies.
Rick Derringerwho was previously the guitarist for The McCoys and Johnny Winterprovided the electric guitar solo that made the sound of "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" stand so drastically apart from most other Air Supply songs. The first version begins with a couple driving to an airport. The man Graham Russell is "leaving for a tour" and asks the woman played by Graham Russell's real-life spouse, Jodi Russell to join him, as he give her anything she wants.
The remainder of the video intersperses Russel Hitchcock and Graham Russell onstage with various scenes of the man and woman's relationship.
Graham and Russell, who comprise Air Supply, leave their dressing room for the stage. As they sing with the band, the female Jodi Russell - Graham Russell's real-life wife is shown packing and leaving their home, placing their photograph face down on the table in the process. Nevertheless, she changes her mind and does a u-turn on the freewayand now drives to the airport.
She meets him at the side of the stage near the end of the song and they embrace. The plane seen in the video is a Learjet Another version is set in s New York City and involves a Marine and a young woman and the various challenges they encounter in their relationship, interspersed with scenes of the band singing the song.
See: . It opens with a wordless choral vocal followed by sounds of thunderclaps and a bell before the melody begins, played on piano. Allmusic called this version "fantastic, clocking in at nearly eight minutes, and seems perfectly suited for her voice. These lines were changed for the Tyler version, and also for the subsequent Karine Hannah version, as well:.
A version from sung by Rory Dodd also exists. The only accompaniment is Steinman playing piano, and he includes several variations on the primary melody in the intro and bridge. After the bridge, there are two verses that appear before the final two verses of the Air Supply version.
The verse from the Tyler version is not included. Air Supply's version of the song is also featured in the film Delitto Di Paese - Fabrizio De Andre* - Canzoni. Smith during the car chase-gunfight scene, and is also featured on the film's soundtrack album.
It was also used in the TV series "Claws" in the ending scene of episode 3 in season 2. InAir Supply performed the song on stage, in "lip-sync" form with full back-up band for the popular early s television program Solid Gold.
Absent were many of the musicians that producer Jim Steinman used to record the original tracks. However, original Air Supply members Frank Esler-Smith on keys and Ralph Cooper on drums participated, and former Babys lead guitarist Wally Stocker "synced" so well, studio player Rick Derringer's guitar solo, without the slightest of glitch. The song Making Love (Out Of Nothing At All) - Various - Knuffelrock 6 used for a Wendy's commercial, where a "burger" is "singing" a part of the song, part of a promo being used in conjunction with online music service Rhapsody.
In the show, a bar piano player attempts to convince a victim that he isn't the one who attacked her. He claims she thought she heard him play "Total Eclipse of the Heart" which the attacker had played during her attackwhen he had actually played "Making Love Out of Nothing At All", and says they sound similar because they were composed by the same person. The song is the theme song of the film Mongacovered by Nicky Lee. The song was also used during the final act of The Strangers: Prey at Nightwhere the character Kinsey is chased by the Man in the Mask who is driving a fire-covered car.
Bang Chan named this song as one of his song recommendations. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The song has been covered by many other artists, the most successful being that of Bonnie Tyler. Jim Steinman Paralyzed - Mystery Skulls - Forever Rinkoff.
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