In addition to topping the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Cara’s only #1 song, it earned a platinum record, the Academy Award for Best Original Song, the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, and the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. In 2004 it finished at #55 in AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema. The song also kept Culture Club’s song “Time (Clock of the Heart)” off the number one spot.
It reached # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart the week of May 28th, 1983 and stayed there for 6 weeks. The song was the #3 single of the year in 1983 on the Billboard year-end chart. In 2008, the song was ranked at #26 on Billboard’s All Time Top 100, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Billboard Hot 100.
In the United Kingdom, the song spent one week at #2 on the UK Singles Chart for the week ending date July 9, 1983, behind “Baby Jane” by Rod Stewart.
|Background Vocals||Joe Esposito|
|Background Vocals||Stephanie Spruill|
|Background Vocals||Maxine Willard Waters|