In 1986, Olivia Newton-John and David Foster teamed up and recorded a duet version of Foster’s 1983 song The Best of Me. The song was the title-track of Foster’s debut solo album back in 1983. Foster is one of the most successful composers of hit songs from the entire decade of the ’80s. He was either the composer or producer for numerous top ’80s hits like Chicago’s Hard to Say I’m Sorry, You’re the Inspiration, and Hard Habit to Break as well as Peter Cetera’s Glory of Love.
Foster and Newton-John’s version of The Best of Me was a top ten hit on the AC charts, peaking at number six in 1986. In 1989, legendary singer/songwriter Cliff Richard chose The Best of Me as his 100th single. With the release, Richard became the first British artist to achieve that feat.
Enjoy this look back at Olivia Newton-John and David Foster’s music video for The Best of Me from 1986, Cliff Richards’ music video for the same song from 1989, and David Foster’s original music video from 1983!
Just for fun, enjoy the music video for some of the aforementioned songs that Foster composed and/or produced for both Chicago and Peter Cetera!