Esposito was a member of the band Brooklyn Dreams, best known for their collaboration with Donna Summer on «Heaven Knows» and «Bad Girls». Giorgio Moroder asked Esposito to collaborate on his 1982s «Solitary Man» project which became Esposito’s first solo album. In the 1980s, he’s best known for his performances of the hit songs «Lady, Lady, Lady» from the «Solitary Man» album and 1983 film Flashdance. Esposito had originally recorded the title track «Flashdance… What a Feeling» then Irene Cara was brought in to record, since it would be from a woman’s perspective. «You’re the Best» is from the 1984 film The Karate Kid. Also Esposito supplied vocals on Brenda Russell’s 1988 «Piano in the Dark», as well as a duet with Laura Branigan on «Come Into My Life» from The Coming to America soundtrack (1988). Esposito released his solo debut in 1982.