It's Gonna Take A Miracle

Album: Niecy (1982)
Charted: 10

Songfacts®:

  • This single is about someone who's so devastated by a breakup that only a miracle will enable them to love someone else again. The version by Deniece Williams was a huge success, topping the R&B charts and reaching #10 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it her biggest solo hit until "Let's Hear It For The Boy" two years later.
  • The Teddy Randazzo, Bob Weinstein, and Lou Stallman penned song has an interesting history. It was originally performed by The Royalettes in 1965, where it peaked at #41, and was performed by Laura Nyro in 1971. The cover by Williams is the most successful version to date. (Thanks for the above two, Mike - Santa Barbara, CA)

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 23, 1966, the Royalettes performed "It's Gonna Take A Miracle"* on the Dick Clark produced ABC-TV weekday-afternoon program 'Where The Action Is'...
    Exactly one year earlier on August 23rd, 1965 the song was at #53 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart, three weeks later it would peak at #41 {for 1 week} and it spent 11 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #28 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart...
    The Baltimore quartet had one other Top 100 record, "I Want To Meet Him", it peaked at #72 later in 1965...
    * In 1982 Deniece Williams covered "It's Gonna Take A Miracle", her version peaked at #1 {for 2 weeks} on the Hot R&B Singles chart and at #10 in the Top 100 chart.
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