Glory of Love by Peter Cetera


"Glory of Love" is a 1986 Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit song written by Peter Cetera, David Foster and Cetera's wife at the time, Diane Nini, and recorded by Cetera shortly after he left the band Chicago to pursue a solo career. The song was featured in the 1986 film The Karate Kid, Part II. It was Cetera's first hit single and was included on his 1986 album, Solitude/Solitaire (which was released to coincide with the theatrical release of The Karate Kid, Part II.)

According to Cetera, he originally wrote "Glory of Love" as the end title for the 1985 film Rocky IV, but was passed over by United Artists, and instead it was used as the theme for The Karate Kid Part II.

"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. 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.

The version of the song as released as a single and on Cetera's album Solitude/Solitaire is edited, missing the beginning eight-second section of the song's bridge which is heard in The Karate Kid, Part II.