After the song "You Light Up My Life" soared to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, singer Debby Boone needed to quickly assemble her first solo album. The result was the RIAA-certified platinum album, You Light Up My Life (No. 6 Pop, No. 6 Country). Joe Brooks produced the album after writing and producing the title track. This album competed on the Billboard 200 with the soundtrack from the film, You Light Up My Life (No. 17 Pop). Boone's album was ultimately more successful since the soundtrack did not include Boone's hit version of the title song.
Several tracks from Boone's album were previously recorded by Boone with her sisters as part of their work as the Boones. The album's closing track, "Hasta Mañana", written and recorded by ABBA, had charted earlier in 1977 for the Boones peaking at No. 32 AC. "When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes" was released two years earlier in 1975 by the Boones reaching No. 25 AC. The track "Baby, I'm Yours" was released as the credited B-side of Boone's third single, "God Knows" (No. 74 Pop, No. 22 Country, No. 14 AC), from her second album, Midstream.