♫ Tonight, I Celebrate My Love ♫

In a truly black mood tonight, I was fairly certain there would be no song for tomorrow, but still, while engaged in the mindless activity of rolling smokes, I was flipping around through my playlist and all of a sudden … lightning struck!  ⚡  Who put this one on here?  I didn’t recall it being … be still my heart … Roberta Flack and Peabo Bryson … what a combination!  What a song!

Tonight, I Celebrate My Love is a romantic ballad written by lyricist Gerry Goffin with Michael Masser and recorded by Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack for their 1983 album of duets: Born to Love.

In the UK, the song would peak at number two in September 1983, affording both Bryson and Flack their alltime best UK chart showing. It was afforded further international success charting in Australia (number 10), Canada (number 4), Finland (number 13), Flemish Belgium (number 8), Ireland (number 5), the Netherlands (number 16), New Zealand (number 11), Norway (number 8), and South Africa (number 4).  Interestingly, it did better in all those places than in the U.S., where it only reached #16!

Tonight I Celebrate My Love
Peabo Bryson, Roberta Flack

Tonight I celebrate my love for you
It seems the natural thing to do

Tonight no one’s gonna find us
We’ll leave the world behind us

When I make love to you
Tonight I celebrate my love for you
And hope that deep inside you’ll feel it, too

Tonight our spirits will be climbing
To a sky filled up with diamonds

When I make love to you, tonight
Tonight I celebrate my love for you
And that midnight sun is gonna come shining through

Tonight there’ll be no distance between us
What I want most to do, is to get close to you
Tonight
Tonight I celebrate my love for you
And soon this old world will seem brand new

Tonight we will both discover how friends turn into lovers
When I make love to you
Tonight I celebrate my love for you
And that midnight sun is gonna come shining through

Tonight there’ll be no distance between us
What I want most to do, is to get close to you
Tonight I celebrate my love for you
Tonight

Songwriters: Gerry Goffin / Michael Masser
Tonight I Celebrate My Love lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

25 thoughts on “♫ Tonight, I Celebrate My Love ♫

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  3. I wish that I could take credit for giving you this song, but I do not recall any other Peabo song posted in the past, at least since I am a follower. “Born to Love” is the superb combination of Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack’s talents. Another great song on that album is “I Just Came Here to Dance”…love it! The 1984 album “Straight From the Heart” has one of my very favorite songs by Peabo, “If Ever You’re In My Arms Again”. Feel free to jot these down for when you find there isn’t a song in your heart! Thank-you!!

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    • I’m fairly certain, though I didn’t check, that I haven’t ever played another with Peabo Bryson, though I have played other Roberta Flack songs. I have duly noted your recommendations, and I’m sure you will see at least one of them soon!

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  4. I’ve long known of and liked Roberta Flack, but not Peabo Bryson, whose voice came as a very pleasant surprise. I’ll have to check out more of his performances. Thanks for putting me wise, hon, to Bry-son (with apologies for the awe-some(?) rhyming pun).

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