In 1984 Gil Saunders sang lead on "Today's Your Lucky Day" from the Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes album Talk It Up (Tell Everybody).
The album garnered three Billboard R&B chart hits including "Today's Your Lucky Day," "Don't Give Me Up," and "I Really Love You." Saunders also co-lead with Harold on the track "What We Both Need (Is Love)" which was popular on local Philadelphia radio station WDAS-FM in Philadelphia.
The Talk It Up (Tell Everybody) album was recorded at Alpha International Studios in Philadelphia. The vocal lineup included Saunders with Harold Melvin, Bill Spratley, Dwight "Blackey" Johnson, and Rufus Thorne. The video for "Today's Your Lucky Day" which also featured female vocalist Nikko, was filmed at a transformed club in South Philadelphia designed to look like a Las Vegas-style Casino.