On this day in music history: May 15, 1982 - “It’s Gonna Take A Miracle” by Deniece Williams hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 2 weeks, also peaking at #10 on the Hot 100 on June 12th. Written by Teddy Randazzo, Bobby Weinstein, and Lou Stallman, it is the second R&B chart topper for the Grammy Award winning songstress from Gary, IN. Co-written by New York based songwriter Teddy Randazzo (“Goin’ Out Of My Head”, “Hurt So Bad”), the song is originally recorded by the female R&B vocal group The Royalettes who have a minor hit (#28 R&B) with it in 1965. Producer/arranger Thom Bell will suggest to Williams that she record the song. The track will be cut at the famed Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia with musicians such as Bob Babbitt (bass, piccolo bass), Bobby Eli (guitar), Charles Collins (drums), and Larry Washington (percussion).