“Making Love Out of Nothing At All” is a power ballad performed by the Australian soft rock duo Air Supply. It was released in July 1983 as the single and the only new track from the compilation album “Greatest Hits.” The song was written by Jim Steinman, known for his work with artists like Meat Loaf and Bonnie Tyler. It features his signature grandiose style, incorporating elaborate orchestration and dramatic arrangements. The song is known for its heartfelt lyrics and powerful vocals, and it’s considered one of the band’s most iconic and successful tracks.
Lyrically, “Making Love Out of Nothing At All” speaks about the power of love to overcome obstacles and create something extraordinary, emphasizing the idea of creating a profound connection despite difficult circumstances.
The track was a commercial success, reaching #2 in the United States, and #3 in Canada. It showcased Air Supply’s ability to deliver emotionally charged ballads and became one of their signature songs, known for its soaring melodies and heartfelt lyrics, making it a memorable part of the 1980s music landscape.
Two versions of the music video for “Making Love Out Of Nothing At All” were produced. The first one begins with a couple driving to an airport – it features Graham Russell) and his real-life spouse, Jodi Russell. The subsequent official version is set in 1960s New York City and involves a Marine and a young woman.
In 1995, he song was covered by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler on her album “Free Spirit.”
Air Supply – Making Love Out Of Nothing At All – Lyrics