“Making Love Out of Nothing At All” is a power ballad written and composed by Jim Steinman and first released by Australian soft rock band Air Supply for their 1983 compilation album Greatest Hits. It reached #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
The song has been covered by many other artists, the most successful being that of the singer behind another Steinman song, Bonnie Tyler.
The song opens with a few bars of the melody played on piano. The first part of the song lists several things that the vocalist knows how to do, followed by something that they do not. The structure is similar to Steinman’s “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)”, where the chorus consists of things that the vocalist would and then would not do.