Turn Your Love Around
|"Turn Your Love Around"|
|Single by George Benson|
|from the album The George Benson Collection|
|Released||October 1981 |
|Format||Vinyl record (7" 45 RPM)|
|Genre||Pop, R&B, Funk, Smooth Jazz|
|George Benson singles chronology|
"Turn Your Love Around" is a vocal pop/R&B single by George Benson. The song was written by Bill Champlin of Chicago, Steve Lukather of Toto and producer Jay Graydon to help fill out Benson's 1981 greatest hits album, The George Benson Collection. The song won a Best R&B Song Grammy Award at the 25th Grammy Awards in 1983 for Champlin, Graydon, and Lukather as its co-writers.
"Turn Your Love Around" reached number one on the soul singles charts and number five on the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts in early 1982, as well as the top ten on the jazz chart. It is ranked as the 27th biggest hit of 1982. In Canada, the song spent two weeks at number 10.
The original inspiration for the song came to co-songwriter Jay Graydon in the bathroom. He explained to Songfacts: "'Turn Your Love Around' was a gift, and it's the gift that keeps giving. I was in the bathroom when I came up with the melody, and I was sitting down, if you get my drift. Well, I got off the can as fast as I could and got to a cassette machine so I wouldn't forget it. George Benson was coming in town Tuesday, so I had four days to come up with a song for The George Benson Collection. And I was gettin' nothing. And then bang! I just came up with this melody for the chorus when I was in the bathroom."
Weekly singles charts
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