"St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)" is a song recorded by John Parr. It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 7, 1985, remaining there for two weeks. It was the main theme for Joel Schumacher's 1985 film St. Elmo's Fire.
The song also peaked at number six in the UK, Parr's home country. and became a number-one hit for John Parr around the world and provided many awards and a Grammy nomination.
The song was originally written by David Foster and John Parr for the Canadian athlete Rick Hansen, who at the time was going around the world in his wheelchair to raise awareness for spinal cord injuries. His journey was called the "Man in Motion Tour."
The song did not initially feature on Parr's studio albums, only appearing on the London Records re-release of his self-titled debut album in the UK and on a very rare 1985 West German CD re-release of the album.
Several members of Toto appear on the recording.
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