If Ever You're in My Arms Again

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"If Ever You're in My Arms Again"
Single by Peabo Bryson
from the album Straight from the Heart
B-side "There's No Getting Over You"
Released 1984
Format 7" (45 rpm)
Recorded 1984
Genre R&B, Ballad
Length 4:12 (album version)
4:02 (single version)
Label Elektra
Songwriter(s) Cynthia Weil, Michael Masser, Tom Snow
Producer(s) Michael Masser

"If Ever You're in My Arms Again" is a 1984 popular song recorded by the American R&B singer Peabo Bryson. 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.[1] It also spent four weeks at #1 on the adult contemporary chart.[2] The song was used as a love theme for the Kelly Capwell and Joe Perkins characters on the daytime serial Santa Barbara.[3][4] Bryson would later have two more chart-topping singles on the adult contemporary chart: "A Whole New World", a duet with Regina Belle that was the theme to the film Aladdin; and "By the Time This Night Is Over", a song by saxophone player Kenny G, on which Bryson was the featured vocalist.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[5] 20
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[6] 18
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[7] 10
US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 1
US Billboard Hot Black Singles 6

See also[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. 
  3. ^ http://www.cybercom.net/~jima/misc/songs.html
  4. ^ Roos, Henrietta. Soap Opera Super Couples: The Great Romances of Daytime Drama. Jefferson: McFarland, 2017. Amazon Kindle. 15 Dec. 2016.
  5. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives: Australian Chart Book. p. 247. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  N.B. The Kent Report chart was licensed by ARIA between mid 1983 and 19 June 1988.
  6. ^ "New Zealand charts portal". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  7. ^ "Billboard > Artists / Peabo Bryson > Chart History > The Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 

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