BILLBOARD #1 HITS: # 294: “YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE”- STEVIE WONDER – MAY 19, 1973

Stevie Wonder - You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

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.

One response to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: # 294: “YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE”- STEVIE WONDER – MAY 19, 1973

  1. Great, great song as most of his singles in 70s were. Can gripe about his 80s output (and I have, truth be told) but what a legacy of so many great songs from early on in his career.

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