Label: Motown - 5314948 • Series: The Universal Masters Collection • Format: CD Compilation • Country: Australasia • Genre: Funk / Soul, Pop • Style: Soul
The song was first released as a single by Bobby Darin in November 23,peaking 67 on the Billboard Hothis last single to hit the chart. Jackson continued to perform the track in concert as late asciting Do You Really Wanna Love (Urban Motion Mix) - CJ Mackintosh / Terry Farley & Pete Heller* - Colours as one of his favorite songs.
Inthe song was released as a single in the UK to promote Motown's 18 Greatest Hits compilation albumon which the song was included. It was later recorded by the song's composer, Smokey Robinsonand Happy (Love Theme From Lady Sings The Blues) - Michael Jackson - Classic Michael Jackson on his landmark solo album A Quiet Storm.
According to Robinson, the song was inspired by the film's melody, which was originally composed by Michel Legrand. He explained, "I was looking at the movie one day, and I was listening to that melody, and I thought it was just such a beautiful melody, until I wanted to write some words for that melody, which I did, and I went and I sang them for Berry Gordy, and he was really upset because I didn't write them before he finished the movie so they could've been in the movie.