Air Supply - Making Love Out Of Nothing At All (1983)
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“Making Love Out of Nothing At All” is a power ballad written and composed by Jim Steinman and first released by ...
“Making Love Out of Nothing At All” is a power ballad written and composed by Jim Steinman and first released by Australian soft rock band Air Supply for their 1983 compilation album Greatest Hits. It reached number 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks (behind “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler, who would cover this song in 1995, giving Steinman a consecutive peak of two songs).
The song has been covered by many other artists, the most successful being that of Bonnie Tyler.
The song is a reworking of the main title theme from the 1980 film A Small Circle of Friends, for which Jim Steinman wrote the score. It was first recorded by Air Supply, giving them a number two hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. for three weeks. It was held off from the 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 1983 greatest hits album. The B-side of the single was “Late Again”. They have included the song on their numerous greatest hits and live albums, and recorded an acoustic version for their 2005 album The Singer and the Song.
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.