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Encyclopedia > Making Love out of Nothing at All
"Making Love Out of Nothing At All"
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Single by Air Supply
Released 1983
Genre Power ballad
Length 4:59
Writer(s) Jim Steinman
Producer(s) Jim Steinman
Chart positions
  • #2 USA
Air Supply singles chronology
"Two Less Lonely People in the World" Making Love Out of Nothing At All "Just As I Am"

"Making Love Out of Nothing At All" is a song written and composed by Jim Steinman and has been released by Air Supply and Bonnie Tyler. There have also been numerous other versions that have not been as commercially successful. Image File history File links Nocover. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Air Supply The cover of Air Supplys Lost in Love album, 1980 — left to right — Russell Hitchcock, Ralph Cooper, Cristin Barker, David Moyse, Graham Russell Air Supply is a duo of pop musicians who had a succession of soft-rock ballad hits worldwide through the late 1970s and early... See also: 1982 in music, other events of 1983, 1984 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events The most long-term influential release of 1983 is probably Head over Heels by the Cocteau Twins, which sold poorly upon its initial release. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... Air Supply The cover of Air Supplys Lost in Love album, 1980 — left to right — Russell Hitchcock, Ralph Cooper, Cristin Barker, David Moyse, Graham Russell Air Supply is a duo of pop musicians who had a succession of soft-rock ballad hits worldwide through the late 1970s and early... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Air Supply The cover of Air Supplys Lost in Love album, 1980 — left to right — Russell Hitchcock, Ralph Cooper, Cristin Barker, David Moyse, Graham Russell Air Supply is a duo of pop musicians who had a succession of soft-rock ballad hits worldwide through the late 1970s and early... Bonnie Tyler (real name Gaynor Hopkins born on June 8, 1951 in Skewen, Neath) is a Welsh singer. ...


It was first performed by Air Supply, gaining them a number two hit in the US. The song subsequently became the title track of their 1983 album. The B-side of the single was a song called "Late Again".[1] 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.[2] The original is also featured on the Mr. and Mrs. Smith soundtrack album. Air Supply The cover of Air Supplys Lost in Love album, 1980 — left to right — Russell Hitchcock, Ralph Cooper, Cristin Barker, David Moyse, Graham Russell Air Supply is a duo of pop musicians who had a succession of soft-rock ballad hits worldwide through the late 1970s and early... Mr. ...


Steinman gave the song, along with "Total Eclipse of the Heart", to Meat Loaf for his Midnight at the Lost and Found album. However, Meat's record company refused to pay for Steinman and he wrote the songs himself. Steinman's songs were then given to Bonnie Tyler and Air Supply.[3] Total Eclipse of the Heart is a power ballad written, composed, and produced by Jim Steinman, inspired by the classic novel, Wuthering Heights. ... Meat Loaf is the stage name of Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday on September 27, 1947), an American actor (stage and screen) and rock singer. ... Midnight at the Lost and Found is a 1983 album by Meat Loaf. ...


It was later covered by Bonnie Tyler on her album Free Spirit. It opens with a word-less choral voice, before the melody begins, played on piano. All Music Guide call this version "fantastic, clocking in at nearly eight minutes, and seems perfectly suited for her voice. [Air Supply's] version was already great, but hers is awesome."[4] It was produced by Steinman, with Steven Rinkoff as co-producer, at The Hit Factory, New York City. Ma-Elsie Hopkins provided some vocals.[5] Bonnie Tyler (real name Gaynor Hopkins born on June 8, 1951 in Skewen, Neath) is a Welsh singer. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Steven Rinkoff is a producer, mixer, and engineer, well-renowned in the music business for his work with songwriter-producer Jim Steinman. ... The Hit Factory was a recording studio in New York City famous for its clientele, such as John Lennon, Michael Jackson, Tony Bennett, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Madonna, U2, Barbra Streisand and Paul Simon. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ...


Karine Hannah recorded a demo of the song when she was working with Steinman on an album. The project fell through, but her version has been leaked onto the internet. Karine Hannah is a Canadian female singer that recorded a couple of demos with Jim Steinman for her album planned for release in 2001. ...

Contents

Lyrics

The first part of the song lists several things that the vocalist knows how to do, followed by something that they do not. The structure is similar to Steinman's "I'd Do Anything for Love (but I Won't Do That)", where the chorus consists things that the vocalist would and then wouldn't do. Audio sample: Chorus ( file info) — The final chorus, from a live performance in February 2004 with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. ...

And I know just where I touch you
And I know just what to prove
I know when to pull you closer
And I know when to let you loose

The final part of the verse laments:

But I don't know how to leave you
And I'll never let you fall
And I don't know how you do it
Making love out of nothing at all

The title is repeated six times, with background vocals supplying the "making love" part, and the lead vocalist singing the last part of the line.


Strong drumbeats begin the next section of the song, which concentrates upon the attributes of its subject:

Every time I see you all the rays of the sun
Are Streaming through the waves in your hair
And every star in the sky is taking aim at your eyes like a spotlight
The beating of my heart is a drum and it's lost
And it's looking for a rhythm like you

There is an instrumental interlude, dominated by the melody of the title line played by piano. The final verse returns to the structure of the first. The original Air Supply version had an American football analogy, with "I can make the runner stumble, I can make the final block; And I can make every tackle at the sound of the whistle, I can make all the stadiums rock." United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...


These lines were changed for the Tyler version, and also for the subsequent Hannah version, to:

I can make you find your power
I can make you lose your fear
I can make your body do some very magical things
I'll make your inhibitions all disappear

Video

The video for the Air Supply version begins with a couple driving to an airport. The male singer is leaving for "one more tour" and asks the woman to join him, as he "can give you anything". The remainder of the video intersperses the singer on stage with a microphone with various scenes of the relationship. Graham and Russell, who comprise Air Supply, leave their dressing room for the stage. As they sing with the band, the female is shown packing and leaving their home, placing their photograph face down on the table in the process. However, she changes her mind and does a u-turn on the freeway, and now drives to the airport. She meets him at the side of the stage near the end of the song and they embrace. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with U-Turn. ... A freeway is a type of highway that is designed for safer high-speed operation of motor vehicles through the elimination of at-grade intersections. ...


Charts

USA #2 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


UK #80

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NL #17


UK #45


References

  1. ^ Special Sub-Topic: 'Making Love Out Of Nothing At All'. FunTrivia.com. Retrieved on 2006-12-09.
  2. ^ Air Supply: The Singer And The Song. CD Baby. Retrieved on 2006-10-22.
  3. ^ Adams, Cameron. "Meat Loaf's a Hell raiser", Herald Sun. Retrieved on 2006-10-26.
  4. ^ Bonnie Tyler: Free Spirit. All Music Guide. Retrieved on 2006-10-22.
  5. ^ Free Spirit, (1995), Bonnie Tyler, notes from: booklet. East West Records, 0630-12108-2.

 
 

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