The best-known version of the song is a cover by Debby Boonethe daughter of singer Pat Boone. It held the 1 position on the Billboard Hot chart for ten consecutive weeks insetting a new record for that time.
Cisyk's original soundtrack recording was included on the film's soundtrack album, and later released as a single to bolster sales of the soundtrack album after Debby Boone included her version on her first solo album also titled You Light Up My Life. Although the soundtrack album was certified Goldpeaking at 17 on the Billboard albums chart, it never included Boone's hit single version of the song.
Cisyk's single was credited to "Original Cast", not to Cisyk herself, and even though Brooks is listed on the A-side of the single, the "Original Cast" B-side charted on the Billboard Hot and only reached Brooks also released an instrumental version of the song from the soundtrack as a promotional single, but that version failed to chart.
In a biographical essay about Cisyk, Loving You Sunday Morning - Scorpions - Lovedrive Cisyk's second husband, Ed Codespace - Various - Live Cinema 01 (DVD) who worked as a sound engineer, but not for this songwrote that songwriter Brooks was initially pleased with Cisyk's recording of the song with orchestra and her version appeared in the movie and soundtrack but "tried to evade payment by false promises and by asking her to be an incidental actor in his film, implying huge rewards yet to come According to Rackowicz, "Besides wanting Boone New England Reverb - Part 8 - Geoff Mullen - New England Reverb copy Kacey's [sic]  iconic hit reading of his songs, Brooks needed to cover up Kacey's vocal leakage in the microphones in the piano recorded at the original demo session on which was overdubbed the orchestral track used in the film.
Brooks didn't want to pay to re-record the piano and orchestra again. Joe told me exactly how to sing it and imitate every inflection from the original recording. RecordsCurb Records' parent label. The single was an enormous success. It became the biggest single of the s in the United States setting a new Billboard Hot record for most weeks spent at Number One. Decades after its release, the Debby Boone version is still considered one of the top ten Billboard Hot songs of all time.
Although it was written by Brooks as a love song, the devout Boone interpreted it as inspirational and proclaimed that it was instead God who "lit up her life. Her version fared modestly by comparison to the original at radio No.
However, her single was certified gold and was the title track to her No. Rimes, Chuck Howard and Mike Curb. Maya and Stan who had been seeing each other share a kiss; she feels guilty afterwards and decides to break things off with him to focus on her marriage.
While attempting to do this, Stan serenades her with the song and doesn't allow Maya to break her news to him. Lynn offers to tell Stan on Maya's behalf in exchange for Maya to talk her mother in reducing Lynn's rent on the garage You Light Up My Life - Pamela Fant And Wes Shannon - Make Their Own Kind Of Music she then sings the song to Maya as a form of blackmail. At the episode's end, Maya arrives home where Darnell - and Stan - are now playing a video game a hurt and angry Stan has decided to "befriend" Darnell to get back at Maya.
Stan starts to hum the song during the game, prompting Darnell to join him. Maya, you remember that? That used Fickle Little Girl - Various - Realities In Life be your mama's jam back in the day!
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