Billboard #1 Hits: #294: “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life”- Stevie Wonder. May 19, 1973- #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life”- Stevie Wonder
- Record Company- Tamla
- Genre: Soul
- Written by Stevie Wonder
- Time: 2:58
- B-side:”Tuesday Heartbreak”
- Album-Talking Book
- Grade: A
- Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #7 in UK Singles Chart.
Back in January 1973 Stevie went to #1 with “Superstition”- his second a decade after his first “Fingertips”- there wouldn’t be a long wait for #3- four months later he goes to #1 with “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life”- another single from his groundbreaking Talking Book album. The single was nominated for a Grammy for Song of the Year. He did win with this song for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. Rolling Stone ranked it at #287 in their 500 Greatest Songs Ever list. The song was written for the sunshine in Stevie’s life at that point- Syreeta Wright who he married in 1970. She was a secretary at Motown who co-wrote “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” with Stevie. The marriage didn’t last long.