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Which is your favorite Stevie Wonder song

I like a lot of his fast 60s dancy songs but I don't like his fast ones in the 70s - I prefer his sad reflective songs of the 70s.

I always think this one sounds like a movie soundtrack. A good 70s movie.

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by Anonymousreply 71Last Saturday at 9:05 AM

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

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by Anonymousreply 110/17/2020

Saturn. Not even sure why.

by Anonymousreply 210/17/2020

Uptight (Everthing's All Right)

I'm not a fan so "favorite" is a relative term.

by Anonymousreply 310/17/2020

Sir Duke.

by Anonymousreply 410/17/2020

My Cheri Amour

by Anonymousreply 510/17/2020

That Girl

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by Anonymousreply 610/17/2020

"You Haven't Done Nothing" - which was about Nixon, but in the age of Trump, the lyrics still apply:

It's not too cool to be ridiculed

But you brought this upon yourself

The world is tired of pacifier

We want the truth and nothing else

And we are sick and tired of hearing your song

Tellin' how you are gonna change right from wrong

'Cause if you really want to hear our views

You haven't done nothin'

by Anonymousreply 710/17/2020

I Wish

by Anonymousreply 810/17/2020

Ribbon in the Sky

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by Anonymousreply 910/17/2020

[quote] Saturn. Not even sure why.

Because it is awesome. If Biden/Harris don't win I'm going back to Saturn.

We have come here many times before To find your strategy to peace is war Killing helpless men, women and children That don't even know what they're dying for We can't trust you when you take a stand With a gun and bible in your hand And the cold expression on your face Saying give us what we want or we'll destroy

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by Anonymousreply 1010/17/2020

Superwoman (Where were you?)

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by Anonymousreply 1110/17/2020

All is Fair in Love

by Anonymousreply 1210/17/2020

Golden Lady

by Anonymousreply 1310/17/2020

Part Time Lover

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by Anonymousreply 1410/17/2020

I Was Made to Love Her, among others

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by Anonymousreply 1510/17/2020

'Send One Your Love' from 'Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants'.

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by Anonymousreply 1610/17/2020

Superstition sent me into a frenzy as a 12 year old, still does.

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by Anonymousreply 1710/17/2020

If You Really Love Me

by Anonymousreply 1810/17/2020

All I Do Is Think About You. Although I like the Tammi Terrell version even better.

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by Anonymousreply 1910/17/2020

You Haven't Done Nothin and Boogie On Reggae Woman

by Anonymousreply 2010/17/2020

Cant stand him

by Anonymousreply 2110/17/2020

Lately

by Anonymousreply 2210/17/2020

I also like Ribbon in the Sky

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by Anonymousreply 2310/17/2020

Until you come back to me

My Cherie Amour

by Anonymousreply 2410/17/2020

"No New Year's Day...to celebrate..."

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by Anonymousreply 2510/17/2020

Among many others, one little Christmas tree

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by Anonymousreply 2610/17/2020

Higher Ground.

by Anonymousreply 2710/17/2020

When I came home after my first best friend died in the 1980s, I played "Overjoyed" without realizing what I'd put on. He'd been so sick...blind...his mind gone. I really was happy for him, for the first time in a long time. He no longer had to suffer.

I didn't mean to play it. It just happened.

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by Anonymousreply 2810/17/2020

Heaven Help Us All.

by Anonymousreply 2910/17/2020

My favorites are If You Really Love Me & My Cheri Amour.

by Anonymousreply 3010/17/2020

R14 I’m always a little embarrassed that I love that song but I do.

by Anonymousreply 3110/17/2020

Living for the City.

by Anonymousreply 3210/17/2020

Another Star

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by Anonymousreply 3310/17/2020

yasssss

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by Anonymousreply 3410/17/2020

Barbra — All Is Fair In Love, 1974.

Glorious.

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by Anonymousreply 3510/17/2020

As

He delivers a driving energy that keeps building. My hips get tired by the end and I’m only stealth rocking.

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by Anonymousreply 3610/17/2020

I like several, but this is the one we need right now.

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by Anonymousreply 3710/17/2020

I don't remember the song names. They were all good on 1974's Fulfillingness' First Finale album.

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by Anonymousreply 3810/17/2020

Golden Lady

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by Anonymousreply 3910/17/2020

My absolute favorite Stevie songs ( the first one being one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard in my life):

1) Never Dreamed You Leave in Summer 2) As 3) Overjoyed 4) Lately 5) Stay Gold 6) Love's in Need of Love Today 7) Happy Birthday (MLK tribute) 8) We Can Work it Out (Beatles cover)

by Anonymousreply 4010/17/2020

It’s hard to choose, but right now the standouts are “Blame It on the Sun,” “Overjoyed,” “I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will be Forever),” and “Love Light in Flight.”

by Anonymousreply 4110/18/2020

[quote]Barbra — All Is Fair In Love, 1974. Glorious.

I love the people who post gay versions.

by Anonymousreply 4210/18/2020

[quote]Saturn. Not even sure why.

That was on a separate 45 record back in its day, along with also very good Ebony Eyes. I'd never seen that before or since.

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by Anonymousreply 4310/18/2020

You are the Sunshine Of My Life and My Cherie Amour are my favorites.

by Anonymousreply 4410/18/2020

Too many to list all of them. The man owned the Grammys in the early 70s and rightly so. He's a genius. Off the top of my head:

Uptight (Everything's Alright)

Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours

If It's Magic

Maybe Your Baby

Don't You Worry 'bout A Thing

The more I list the more I think of other songs. His catalogue should be the envy of ANYONE south of the Beatles -- and maybe even the Beatles.

by Anonymousreply 4510/18/2020

R5 here , for DL'er it should maybe be My Cheryl Amour

by Anonymousreply 4610/18/2020

A most gifted man.

by Anonymousreply 4710/18/2020

No votes for Jesus Children of America?

Really? But a couple for that pop schlock mess of Sir Duke?

OK then.

Heaven is 10 Zillion Light Years Away.

by Anonymousreply 4810/18/2020

all of these songs

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by Anonymousreply 4910/18/2020

Many other singers associated with Motown have a quality that keeps their music sounding fresh, almost as if hearing it for the first time (if in reality for the X-hundredth time.) Stevie Wonder though, is played out for me. Seeing him trotted out and propped up, "a living legend," for more than 40 years of a thousand awards shows as a crowd pleaser to fill the time...I've lost my appreciation for Stevie Wonder, or at least the desire to hear him again in my lifetime.

by Anonymousreply 5010/18/2020

Stevie Wonder is NOT blind.

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by Anonymousreply 5110/18/2020

My absolute favorite Stevie songs were always the 70's funk bangers...Superstition, I Wish, You Haven't Done Nothin', Livin' For the City, Higher Ground. THAT was the Stevie that I really, really loved.

I remember listening to the radio one morning in 1987, trying to drag myself out of bed, and the radio station announced a new Stevie Wonder song, and proceeded to play "Skeletons".

As soon as it started, I felt this instant jolt of energy and thought "he's BACK!" It'd been a long while since he'd done anything that funky. It was definitely a throwback to the style of "You Haven't Done Nothin'". I'd liked a lot of the songs he'd done in the intervening years, but there was also some pretty lame shit (Ebony and Ivory, I Just Called to Say I Love You). I was convinced it was going to be a huge hit, and eventually be regarded alongside the aforementioned classics.

I was wrong. It barely scraped into the top 20, and was quickly forgotten. It was the last time Stevie graced the top 40. The album it came from, "Characters", was his first album in decades not to make the top 10 (although it had a lot of good songs on it: You Will Know, Dark and Lovely, My Eyes Don't Cry, With Each Beat of My Heart). The universe had decided that Stevie's time as a current, culturally relevant artist was ending.

It's still bangs, though.

And the video has Karen Black, a cross-dresser, a young, handsome hunk, and a super brief appearance by John Travolta. What's not to like?

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by Anonymousreply 5210/18/2020

My absolute favorite Stevie songs were always the 70's funk bangers...Superstition, I Wish, You Haven't Done Nothin', Livin' For the City, Higher Ground. THAT was the Stevie that I really, really loved.

I remember listening to the radio one morning in 1987, trying to drag myself out of bed, and the radio station announced a new Stevie Wonder song, and proceeded to play "Skeletons".

As soon as it started, I felt this instant jolt of energy and thought "he's BACK!" It'd been a long while since he'd done anything that funky. It was definitely a throwback to the style of "You Haven't Done Nothin'". I'd liked a lot of the songs he'd done in the intervening years, but there was also some pretty lame shit (Ebony and Ivory, I Just Called to Say I Love You). I was convinced it was going to be a huge hit, and eventually be regarded alongside the aforementioned classics.

I was wrong. It barely scraped into the top 20, and was quickly forgotten. It was the last time Stevie graced the top 40. The album it came from, "Characters", was his first album in decades not to make the top 10 (although it had a lot of good songs on it: You Will Know, Dark and Lovely, My Eyes Don't Cry, With Each Beat of My Heart). The universe had decided that Stevie's time as a current, culturally relevant artist was ending.

It's still bangs, though.

And the video has Karen Black, a cross-dresser, a young, handsome hunk, and a super brief appearance by John Travolta. What's not to like?

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by Anonymousreply 5310/18/2020

Somebody already mentioned "Superstition," so this is my second favorite: "I'll Be Loving You Always."

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by Anonymousreply 5410/18/2020

Another Star

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by Anonymousreply 5510/18/2020

You have all listed my top favorites, but in this moment of heightened political awareness, I need to add Stevie's contribution in support of establishing Martin Luther King Day, 'Happy Birthday'.

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by Anonymousreply 5610/18/2020

There are some great lesser-known gems from the late 60s.

What I love about good 60s Motown how they often start sort of OK...but listen on and slowly they grab you - the hook kicks in and you're on your way.

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by Anonymousreply 5710/18/2020

Yes, "Skeletons" really is a good song. He was mad about Reagan.

by Anonymousreply 5810/18/2020

Golden Lady.

by Anonymousreply 5910/18/2020

This performance on the Grammys 2014 shook the room. Stevie Wonder jamming with Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk and Nile Rodgers, a cumulation of their songs, ending in Stevie's Another Star.

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by Anonymousreply 6010/18/2020

I’m with r22 and “Lately”

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by Anonymousreply 6210/18/2020

R57 thanks for posting that one. I'd never heard it before, but I really enjoyed it. His singing on that is fucking amazing. So much vocal charisma, and such interesting note choices. His voice really takes that song to the next level.

He's such a phenomenal instrumentalist and composer, he almost gets taken for granted as a singer, but he's right up there with the very best.

Here's another overlooked gem from the mid-60's period.

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by Anonymousreply 6310/18/2020

My favorite is Superwoman, Where were you? I love how the playful loving Superwoman segues into the wistful and soulful yearning of Where were you?

I can't believe he was only 21 years old when he wrote this album. Stevie ruled the music scene in the 70's.

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by Anonymousreply 6410/18/2020

There's something kind of sexist about Superwoman.

by Anonymousreply 65Last Friday at 8:57 PM

“If it’s magic”

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by Anonymousreply 66Last Friday at 9:48 PM

Also “All I Do”, with little Michael Jackson on the chorus.

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by Anonymousreply 67Last Friday at 9:49 PM

Can’t forget about the gorgeous Do I Do with a solo by Dizzy Gillespe.

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by Anonymousreply 68Last Friday at 9:55 PM

[quote][R57] thanks for posting that one. I'd never heard it before, but I really enjoyed it.

I know Hey Love very well, gurl. Hey...I love it.

Here's another one you might not have heard. This whole album is great. My parents had it so I grew up with it. But this is one of the best. Very mid 60s Stevie.

What's odd is that he sings the line "How could I be so blind?"

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by Anonymousreply 69Last Saturday at 1:16 AM

[quote]with little Michael Jackson on the chorus

The Jackson 5 also sing backup on "You Haven't Done Nothin" (which went to number 1 on the pop charts and makes me wonder why we can't get great songs on the pop charts anymore).

by Anonymousreply 70Last Saturday at 8:44 AM

Ebony and Ivory

by Anonymousreply 71Last Saturday at 9:05 AM
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