February 19, 1983 - Patti Austin and James Ingram started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Baby Come To Me', a No.11 hit in the UK.
The song was produced by Quincy Jones and features Michael McDonald on background vocals. It appears on Austin's 1981 album, Every Home Should Have One. After two weeks at number-one in the US, it was replaced by Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean," which was also produced by Jones.
Rod Temperton wrote the song. A member of the band Heatwave, he wrote their 1977 hit "Boogie Nights," which perked up the ears of Quincy Jones, who brought him in to write songs for Michael Jackson. Temperton delivered "Rock With You" and "Off The Wall," which earned him more work with Jones, including songs by The Brothers Johnson and Rufus with Chaka Khan. Temperton also worked on Jackson's next album, delivering the song Thriller.
When first released as a single, it had minor chart success in early 1982, peaking at No. 73 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart. Later that year, it gained new exposure as the romantic theme song for Luke Spencer, a leading character on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. ABC received so many inquiries about the song that Warner Brothers decided to re-release it as a single, and reached number one on the Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts in early 1983.
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