BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #557: ‘I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU’- STEVIE WONDER – OCTOBER 13, 1984

Stevie Wonder – I Just Called To Say I Love You (1984, Vinyl) - Discogs

Billboard #1 Hits: #557: ‘ I Just Called To Say I Love You’- Stevie Wonder. October 13, 1984. #1 for 3 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: ‘I Just Called To Say I Love You’- Stevie Wonder
  • Record Company- Motown
  • Genre: Sentimental Tacky Crap
  • Written by Stevie Wonder
  • Time: 4:25
  • B-side:’I Just Called To Say I Love You’-[instrumental]
  • Album- Woman In Red
  • Grade: F
  • Peaked at #1 3 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #1 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain.

This is indeed a mystery. I agree with Barry in High Fidelity on this song- but look at the list of countries where it went to #1? I can’t recall in this series which is over a year and a half long-having a #1 that was also #1 in so many other countries.

10 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #557: ‘I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU’- STEVIE WONDER – OCTOBER 13, 1984

    • i think i penalized him with an F because of what a great artist he once was…. if it had been someone of a lesser talent a D+ may have been in order.

  1. Barry’s “ohhh! Is she in a coma?” was his best line in that movie! I remember when song was all over radio thinking ” that guy put out some great songs only about 5 years back…how did he OK such a bland, uninaginative piece of…something to go out?”

  2. I know the radio stations simply loved the damn song. It was kind of like the Another One Bites the Dust syndrome…you couldn’t go anywhere without hearing it.

  3. Super-catchy dross has sold well with the public since time immemorial: Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘A-Tisket A-Tasket’ in 1938, Patti Page’s ‘How Much is That Doggie in the Window’ in 1953, Brian Hyland’s ‘Itsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini’ in 1961, Three Dog Night’s “Joy to the World’ in 1971, Chuck Berry’s ‘My Ding-a-Ling’ in 1972, Debby Boone’s ‘You Light Up My Life’ in 1978, Los Del Rio’s ‘Macarena’ in 1996, and Lil Nas X’ ‘Old Town Road’, ad nauseum.

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