"Baby, Come to Me" is a classic love ballad written by Rod Temperton (formerly of Heatwave) for a male-female duet. The original version, performed by Patti Austin and James Ingram (with Michael McDonald contributing background vocals), and produced by Quincy Jones, appears on Austin's 1981 album, Every Home Should Have One. 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.