This list is going to be a bit longer than most. That's because Stevie Wonder has been making great music since I was 12 years old. I am 59 now. Over the years Stevie Wonder has placed more than 60 songs on Billboard's Top Pop Singles charts. He has also released more than three dozen albums. That's an awful lot of music to choose from but i will give it a try. These selections are presented in no particular order. Please note that you will not find one of Stevie Wonder's biggest hits on my list. I always hated "Superstition"! Go figure.
From the summer of 1969, the year I graduated from high school. I had a crush on a girl named Patty and this was a huge hit that summer. I still think of her whenever I hear this tune but don't tell my wife.
As I recall I won this record on the radio. A local DJ had a contest called "Spin It & Win It" several time each night. If you were the correct caller while a particular tune was playing you won a copy of that 45 rpm record. I got my DJ copy in the mail a couple of days later. From way back in 1966. It seems like yesterday.
Positively one of my all-time favorite Stevie Wonder tunes. I had just met my future wife when this tune was released in early 1986. "Overjoyed" captured my emotions at that time perfectly. I knew I had met the right one and was thrilled beyond words.
Another high energy Stevie Wonder tune that was a huge hit in the summer of 1970. I think I was driving a 1960 Plymouth at the time with big tail fins and a push-button automatic transmission. Sometime I will have to tell you what happened when I pushed the "Reverse" button and the button disappeared into the console. Another story for another time!
Although his days as a chartbuster were probably over Stevie was still at Motown and still making great music. From the album "Conversation Peace" "For Your Love snagged 2 Grammy Awards in 1995 for "Best Male Vocal Performance" and "Best R & B" song.
In my opinion 1967 was the best musical year ever and "I Was Made To Love Her" was certainly one of the reasons why. A monster hit in the summer of '67 this one captures all of the energy of a young Stevie Wonder and the incredible Motown backup band The Funk Brothers. Fantastic!
A remarkable record! "Little Stevie Wonder" was just 12 years old when Berry Gordy made this recording. It became a major hit instantly. "Fingertips" remainsas fresh and vibrant today as it was when it was released nearly half a century ago!
From the 1976 album "songs In The Key of Life" this tune was never released as a single but got heavy airplay nonetheless. Essentially, Wonder wrote this song to celebrate the birth of his daughter Aisha. Love the harmonica in this tune. A Wonder classic to be sure!
The latest addition to my list of Stevie Wonder faves. I was turned onto the tune by a buddy of mine just this week. I have listened to it several times now and understand why he raves about it. Stunningly beautiful!
This phenomenal tune was recorded by Babyface in 1996 and features Stevie Wonder. This is one of the most moving tunes I have ever heard. The song is about physical abuse and the killing of a woman by her lover. It never made the charts in the U.S. but was a huge hit in England. If you have never heard this see if you can find it on You Ttube and give it a listen.
I guess I would qualify as a frustrated writer. My work requires very little writing and so since 1999 I have been writing reviews on non-fiction books and anthology CD's on amazon.com. I never could … more