About The Song

– This track began as a request by Franco Zeffirelli to write an instrumental theme for a film. Lionel Richie used some unreleased ideas written for The Commodores, which have never been recorded. Then Zeffirelli requested lyrics too, and wanted it to be a duet as well.

– This song was featured in the film “Endless Love” (1981) with Brooke Shields.
– Lionel Richie’s first single, “Truly”, also used the the theme of endless love, particularly in the lyric “This love will last forever”.
– The song was nominated for five Grammy awards, Academy Award and Golden Globe. It won a Marquee Award in 1982 for “Best Original Song”.