The song was recorded November or December 1982 just after the recording sessions of Robin Gibb's How Old Are You? with Maurice participated playing several instruments. The song was recorded around the same time as "I Love You Too Much".
"Someone Belonging To Someone" and the instrumental version of "I Love You Too Much" would become the second single off the Staying Alive soundtrack. Robin and Maurice are not clearly present on either of these songs. The musicians are not credited on the sleeve, but the single credits David Sanborn for the sax solo. Years later Albhy Galuten recalled only that they were some of the usual session players they liked to use.
In the liner notes to the 1990 box set, Tales from the Brothers Gibb, the Bee Gees describe the song as a "fair ballad from a silly film". The Bee Gees would not release a follow-up single until 1987 when "You Win Again" was released.