The title of the song was taken from the Japanese name Ai no Korīda of the French-Japanese film In the Realm of the Senses; and it means “Bullfight (Spanish: corrida) of Love”. The erotic art film, directed by Nagisa Oshima, was a fictionalized and sexually explicit treatment of an incident from 1930s Japan. It generated great controversy during its original release; it was intended for mainstream wide release, but it contained scenes of unsimulated sexual activity between the actors.
The song was covered by Quincy Jones in 1981 on the album The Dude with vocals by Dune / Charles May, Patti Austin. The Jones version peaked at #10 on the soul chart and at #28 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. In the UK it peaked at #14. In 1982, Jerry Hey and Quincy Jones received the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) for their recording of this song.
|Percussion||Paulinho Da Costa|
|Background Vocals||Tom Bahler|
|Background Vocals||Jim Gilstrap|
|Background Vocals||Patti Austin|