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Stephen Bishop (born 14 November 1951) is an American singer and guitarist. Bishop was born in San Diego, California. He had a major hit in 1977 with the song "On and On", which was a #11 hit in the U.S.; his other hits include "Save It for a Rainy Day," "Everybody Needs Love" and "It Might Be You", the theme from the movie, Tootsie. He has also performed many movie themes, including the theme from National Lampoon's Animal House which he sang in falsetto. He also provided his talent to the theme song in the holiday movie, All I Want for Christmas. His song "Separate Lives," from the movie White Nights, was nominated for an Academy Award in 1985, losing to "Say You, Say Me" from the same film. Bishop wrote the song about his breakup with actress Karen Allen, who also appeared in Animal House. Bishop also wrote the theme to the 1984 remake of the movie Unfaithfully Yours, entitled "One Love (Unfaithfully Yours)". The song received regular airplay during this period, usually on soft rock / adult contemporary radio stations. Despite moderate radio success, a soundtrack for the movie was never released. The song appeared on Bishop's best-of compilation albums Best of Bish. The only other known pressing of this song is on a promotional vinyl 45. In addition to singing the theme song off-screen, Bishop had a cameo role in National Lampoon's Animal House as the aspiring folk singer whose guitar is smashed by John Belushi. Bishop still keeps the smashed guitar as a memento. He appeared in another John Landis movie, The Blues Brothers, as the 'charming trooper' who breaks his watch during the mall chase. Bishop also had a cameo in Kentucky Fried Movie (1977), appearing as a hustler in the infamous "Catholic High School Girls in Trouble" segment. Bishop also contributed the song 'The Heart Is So Willing' for the 1986 remake of the film Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, The Money Pit, starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long. Patrick Bateman, the fictional anti-hero from Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho, is an avowed fan of Stephen Bishop.

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