According to Daryl Hall, Hartman had written the song with Hall & Oates in mind, and offered the song to them to record as their own. Hall & Oates declined, citing that they didn't normally record cover songs. Late in their career, however, they issued an album of covers called Our Kind of Soul on which they recorded their own version (with changed lyrics) of Hartman's song. Two music videos accompanied the song. One didn't feature Hartman and mainly featured scenes from the Streets of Fire film with actor Stoney Jackson lip-syncing the song. Another featured Hartman playing a bartender who tries to charm a young lady while scenes from Streets of Fire are playing.