In addition to being based on Mae West's 1961 stage play of the same name, the film's script incorporated elements of the song "How Miss West Won World Peace," penned by Ian Whitcomb and performed by West on her 1972 album "Great Balls of Fire." The song was intended to be featured in the film, but it was ultimately replaced with "Baby Face."
Alice Cooper recorded the piano ballad "No Time for Tears" for his scene in the film, but it was rejected by Mae West, who stated her character would never cry over the loss of a man. The song was ultimately replaced by the peppy disco number "Next, Next." More than two decades later, the recording of "No Time for Tears" was finally issued in the boxed set "The Life and Crimes of Alice Cooper."
Mae West lip-synced to her 1972 recording of "Happy Birthday Twenty One," which was issued on her album "Great Balls of Fire." This is the only song which appears in the film that has been officially released.