Here we go: this is my favourite love song. True fact. When people ask me about songs for walking down the aisle – and, oddly, this has happened a few times – I always suggest this song. I always get laughed at, or the people who have asked draw a blank and I play them a snippet of the song and then I get laughed at. I really only fell in love with the song a couple of years ago. It’s from the film Tootsie and I saw that at a young age and a couple of times more recently – and perhaps on the most recent viewing of the film this song fell in to place. That and finding it on a compilation album. I got hold of a Stephen Bishop compilation – he wrote the song Separate Lives that is best known (reviled?) for the Phil Collins version. (Click on that link for Bishop’s superior take). I bought this single for 50c. One of the all-time bargains. And if you think I was ripped off that’ll probably just make me like this even more. I often think that if the dad-character from Family Ties was a singer/songwriter this is the sort of song that he would make and sing. (Actually Dave Grusin wrote this melody). And why do I like this? I think it’s a great song. That simple. Hey, if you are going to put your heart out there – put it out there I say. This song is the song-version of that; of doing exactly that. And it’s glorious.
Sample Track: It Might Be You
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