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Publishing administered by: Alfred Publishing Co. My Account. About Musicnotes. It was performed by Motown recording artists Billy Preston and Syreeta Wright credited as Syreeta and became an international hit for the duo, reaching number four on the Billboard Hot  and number two on the UK singles chart. Connors recalls, "I had written most of the lyrics to 'With You I'm Born Again' in 22 minutes, but I couldn't find two words and it was driving me crazy.
Motown executive Suzanne de Passe chose Wright as Preston's partner for the two duets that had been written for the film,  and each singer also had a solo number to cut for the soundtrack album as well. Connors recalled, "Billy and Syreeta were originally not very fond of the idea of recording together—they each wanted to do their own thing, but this worked out extremely well for both of them.
Connors noted the impression some were left with by the song and Preston. True story. But radio airplay and record sales almost never happened. The Fast Break soundtrack was released in early , when disco still permeated the airwaves, and the other of the duo's recordings from the album, the dance tune "Go for It", was chosen as the single that would be issued to promote the album.
That selection barely made a dent in the charts, spending one week on the Disco singles chart at number 80 in Billboard magazine  and "bubbling under" the Billboard Hot for one week at number The film did not get much attention, either, and Preston described their next effort to give "With You I'm Born Again" more exposure, explaining that "after the film didn't do very well, the [soundtrack] album didn't sell well.
We pulled it off that album and put it on mine. Another hurdle the song had to overcome was the fact that its title did not click with some record buyers. We think it's funny. Him and Vince are just kicking it and all mellow, and I'm the crazy one now. We've switched personalities! Nikki Sixx : laughs You know what I love about that? You've got a has-been that never was, just fuckin' grabbing at straws to get attention. I mean, c'mon, man. And nothing he says makes any fucking sense!
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