Tonight, I Celebrate My Love

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"Tonight, I Celebrate My Love"
Single by Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack
from the album Born to Love
Released 1983 (1983)
Label Capitol
Writer(s)

"Tonight, I Celebrate My Love" is a song written by Gerry Goffin and Michael Masser recorded as a duet single by Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack and released in 1983. It became a big hit for both singers, peaking at number sixteen on the Billboard Hot 100, number five on the Hot Black Singles chart,[1] and number four on the Adult Contemporary chart.[2] In the UK, it peaked at number two. It boosted the careers of both stars and brought them both a return to prominence. Capitol Records's Bob Hart asked Martin Pitts to Direct the official video through One Heart Productions. The video was a performance with the original band in the background at the Capitol studios on Vine Street in Hollywood.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 2
US Billboard Hot 100 16
US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 4
US Billboard Hot Black Singles 5

Cover versions[edit]

Song in media[edit]

  • The song was used in the mid-1980s as the love theme for Bo and Hope on the NBC, daytime drama Days of our Lives.[citation needed]
  • The official Video was included on a Music Video compilation VHS released by Capitol EMI in the spring of 1984.
  • The song was used in a beer commercial in Australia

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 90. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 41.