In honor of Peabo Bryson’s 71st birthday, today’s Song of the Day is his 1984 hit, “If Ever You’re In My Arms Again”. Released as a single from his album Straight from the Heart, the single peaked at #6 on the R&B chart and was Bryson’s first Top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it peaked at #10 during the summer of 1984. It also spent four weeks at #1 on the adult contemporary chart.
Bryson had some very successful duets including 1983’s “Tonight, I Celebrate My Love For You” with Roberta Flack. He also won two Grammy Awards (both duets, and both for Disney films): in 1992 for his performance of the song “Beauty and the Beast” with Celine Dion and in 1993 for “A Whole New World” with Regina Belle.