"I Specialize in Love" is a song written by Lotti Golden and Richard Scher. Released on Profile Records, it was a hit in U.S. nightclubs in the early 1980s when performed by American singer Sharon Brown, the niece of songwriter Phil Medley. Brown's version of the song spent three weeks at #2 on the BillboardHot Dance Club Play chart in 1982, her only song to reach this survey. "I Specialize in Love" also charted on the UK Single Chart in 1982, becoming an international dance hit. Remixed, the song was released in 1994, entering the UK Charts for a second time.
Ten years later, the American girl groupExposé included a cover version of the song on its 1992 self-titled studio album. This version featured lead vocals by Ann Curless , Jeanette Jurado and Kelly Moneymaker. It was produced by DNA (musicians Nick Batt and Neal Slateford), which had scored a hit in 1990 for themselves and Suzanne Vega when the group remixed Vega's song "Tom's Diner." Although this version of "I Specialize in Love" was not formally released as a single from the album Exposé, it was issued as a promotional 12" single to dance clubs in 1995 when various remixes of the song by Darrin Friedman were included on the CD Maxi-single release of "I'll Say Good-bye for the Two of Us." This latter song was taken from the soundtrack of the 1995 film Free Willy 2, and although both songs failed to reach the Billboard Hot 100 chart, "I Specialize in Love" became a top-ten single on the Billboard Club Play chart again, peaking at #6. It also reached the top twenty on the BillboardHot Dance Singles Sales chart in December of that year.