After the success of Badai Pasti Berlalu, Eros Djarot and Chrisye were approached by Irama Mas with a request to release the soundtrack as an album, offering to buy it for a flat fee. Although they considered their work on Badai Pasti Berlalu over and were already considering their next project, they agreed.
Badai Pasti Berlalu was recorded in Pluit, Jakarta in a period of 21 days, led by composer Eros Djarot. The vocals were covered by Chrisye (who also played the bass) and Berlian Hutauruk, with Fariz Rustam Munaf and Keenan Nasution on the drums, Debby Nasution on the keyboard, and Yockie Suryoprajogo on both the keyboard and drums.
It was released in 1977 with a picture of Badai Pasti Berlalu actress Christine Hakim on the cover. After stagnating for a week, numerous radio stations began playing the singles and sales increased exponentially.
Badai Pasti Berlalu has been called "the start of Indonesian pop" and "the blueprint for Indonesian pop development". It also convinced Amin Widjaja of Musica Studios to sign Chrisye, launching Chrisye's music career.
Three of the songs included on Badai Pasti Berlalu were listed by Rolling Stone Indonesia as some of the best Indonesian songs of all time. "Badai Pasti Berlalu" was ranked third, "Merpati Putih" was ranked forty-third, and "Merepih Alam" was ranked ninetieth.