Billboard #1 Hits: #288: “Superstition”- Stevie Wonder – January 27, 1973. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: “Superstition”- Stevie Wonder
- Record Company-Tamla
- Genre-Funk Rock
- Written by- Stevie Wonder
- Time: 4:26
- B-side:”You’ve Got It Bad Girl”
- Album- Talking Book
- Grade: A+
- Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #11 in UK Singles Chart.
1973 had 27 #1 hits- and many were excellent- but in looking over the list- clearly this one stands alone as the best of a strong bunch. Guitarist Jeff Beck a fan of Stevie’s was involved in the Talking Book- and part of the deal was Stevie would write a song for him- that song was “Superstition.” Beck was going to release the song first but Motown head Berry Gordy was convinced that this would be a big hit and increase album sales so it ended up being released first. Rolling Stone ranked it #74 in their 500 Greatest Songs ever list.