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"Glory of Love"
Single by Peter Cetera
from the album Solitude/Solitaire
Released 1986
Format 7"
Genre Rock
Length 4:20
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Peter Cetera, David Foster and Diane Nini
Producer Michael Omartian
Peter Cetera singles chronology
"Livin' in the Limelight"
"Glory of Love"
"The Next Time I Fall"

"Glory of Love" is a popular song written by Peter Cetera, David Foster and Cetera's wife at the time, Diane Nini, and recorded by Cetera shortly after he left the band Chicago to pursue a solo career. The song was Cetera's first hit single and was included on his 1986 album, Solitude/Solitaire, and featured on the soundtrack for the film The Karate Kid, Part II.

The single peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart on August 2, 1986, remaining in that spot for two weeks. It also spent five weeks atop the U.S. adult contemporary chart. The song achieved similar success in the UK, peaking at number three on the UK Singles Chart, where it was the 26th best-selling single of 1986.

The version of the song as released as a single and on Cetera's album Solitude/Solitare is edited, missing the beginning eight-second section of the song's bridge (which is heard in the actual Karate Kid II film).



The song earned nominations in 1987 for an Academy Award for Best Song and a Golden Globe in the category of Best Original Song. It was also nominated for a Grammy Award in 1987 for "Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Male Artist."

It went on to win an ASCAP Award for "Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures" and a BMI Film & TV Award for "Most Performed Song from a Film."


  • Cetera has stated that "Glory of Love" was originally written for the movie Rocky IV, and after the song was passed on, it was picked up by the producers for The Karate Kid, Part II
  • "Glory of Love" was the inspiration for "In Your Arms"', the love song from "Camp Blood: The Musical".

Cover versions

  • The song was covered by New Found Glory on their 2000 album From the Screen to Your Stereo.
  • A cover was also performed by Jessa Zaragoza and Dingdong Avanzado on Zaragoza's 2000 album Ibigay Mo Na.
  • Australian boyband North covered the song, which was released as their first single from their 2004 self-titled debut album, reaching number one on the Asian music charts.
  • Japanese pop artist melody. included the song on her third album Ready to Go! (2007).


Preceded by
"Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
August 2, 1986 – August 9, 1986
Succeeded by
"Papa Don't Preach" by Madonna


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