Glory of Love

Peter Cetera

About Glory of Love

"Glory of Love" is a 1986 song by Peter Cetera written and composed by Cetera, David Foster, and Cetera's then-wife Diane Nini, and recorded by Cetera shortly after he left the band Chicago to pursue a solo career. Featured in the 1986 film The Karate Kid Part II, it was Cetera's first hit single after he left the band, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and it was included on his 1986 album, Solitude/Solitaire, which Michael Omartian produced."Glory of Love" peaked at number one on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100 chart on August 2, 1986, remaining in that spot for two weeks. It also spent five weeks atop the U. S. adult contemporary chart. Billboard ranked the power ballad as number fourteen on the Top Pop Singles of 1986, and number four on the Top Adult Contemporary Singles of 1986. The song achieved similar success in the UK, peaking at number three on the UK Singles Chart, where it was the 26th best-selling single of 1986. 


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Tonight it's very clear, as we're both standing here,
there's so many things I want to say
I will always love you, I will never leave you alone.

Sometimes I just forget, say things I might regret,
it breaks my heart to see you crying.
I don't want to lose you,
I could never make it alone.

I am a man who would fight for your honor,
I'll be the hero you're dreaming of.
We'll live forever,knowing together
that we did it all for the glory of love.

You keep me standing tall, you help me through it all,
I'm always strong when you're beside me.
I have always needed you,
I could never make it alone.

I am a man who would fight for your honor,
I'll be the hero you're dreaming of.
We'll live forever,knowing together
that we did it all for the glory of love.

Just like a knight in shining armor,
from a long time ago.
Just in time I will save the day,
take you to my castle far away.

I am a man who would fight for your honor,
I'll be the hero you're dreaming of.
We'll live forever,knowing together
that we did it all for the glory of love.

We'll live forever, knowing together
that we did it all for the glory  of love.

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Peter Cetera

Peter Paul Cetera ( /səˈtɛrə/ sə-TERR-ə; born September 13, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American singer, songwriter, bassist and producer best known for being an original member of the rock band Chicago, before launching a successful solo career. As a solo artist, Cetera has scored six Top 40 singles, including two that reached number 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. more »

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Written by: David Foster, Peter Cetera, Diane Nini

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing

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10 facts about this song

History
"Glory of Love" is a song that was written by Peter Cetera, David Foster, and Diane Nini and was recorded by Cetera for the soundtrack of the 1986 film "The Karate Kid Part II".
Release and Success
The song was released in May 1986 and quickly climbed to number one in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it stayed for two weeks.
Awards
The song was nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for "Best Original Song" from a movie in 1987, but it lost out to "Take My Breath Away" from "Top Gun" in both cases.
Legacy
It was also included on Cetera's album "Solitude/Solitaire", released in 1986, and has since become a popular power ballad, synonymous with 80s music.
Music Video
The music video for "Glory of Love" features scenes from "The Karate Kid Part II", interspersed with shots of Peter Cetera singing in a room with an ornamental fishtank.
David Foster's Impact
David Foster, a Canadian musician, and songwriter, was one of the co-writers on "Glory of Love". He is a renowned music producer, having worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry, such as Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, and Whitney Houston, amongst others.
Inspiration
Cetera has stated in interviews that he got the inspiration to write "Glory of Love" from watching another movie - the 1984 film "Streets of Fire". He felt inspired to write a love theme for a film. Four years later his inspiration came to fruition in "The Karate Kid Part II".
Billboard Achievement
"Glory of Love" was the first "number one" hit single for Peter Cetera as a solo artist, having previously had success as part of the rock band Chicago.
Genre
The song falls under the soft rock and adult contemporary genres, these genres were popular and mainstream during the 80s.
Cover Versions
Over the years, "Glory of Love" has been covered by many artists around the world, including New Found Glory, who included it on their second covers album "From The Screen To Your Stereo Part II" in 2007.

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