Chart Position: 1

  • From the film St. Elmo’s Fire
  • Guitar: Steve Lukather
  • Keyboards: David Foster, David Paich
  • Written and produced by David Foster
  • This is John Parr’s only #1 single
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • Foster wrote the song in honor of Canadian athlete Rick Hansen, paralyzed from the waist down as a teenager and raising thousands in 1985 for spinal cord  injury research by crossing the country on his wheelchair
  • The version used in the film added some lyrics specific to the film’s title

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