Musical genius Stevie Wonder, turns 71 on May 13th. We join the world to celebrate one most creative musical figures of the 20th century with hits like “My Cherie Amour,” “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” and “Superstition.”
An impressive career that started at age 11, he become a 1960s force to be reckoned with via chart hits like “Fingertips, Pt. 2,” “I Was Made to Love Her” and “My Cherie Amour.”
Over the next decade, Wonder had so many No. 1 songs on the pop and R&B charts, including “Superstition,” “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” and “Higher Ground.”
He continued to churn out hits into the 1980s, including “I Just Called to Say I Love You” and “Part-Time Lover.”
Stevie Wonder’s Superstition was recently featured as the #YouCannotUnhearThis track on Midday Joy with Unathi.
The classic soul singer has spoken about never taking his blindness and blackness as a disadvantage.
Despite being blind almost from birth, he started singing at the age of 11, when he signed with Tamla Motown.
He made a smooth transition from child star to music legend.
Here are 5 facts about his song ‘Superstition’:
- Stevie Wonder performed the song live for the first time in 1973 on Sesame Street
- He wrote the song about the dangers of believing in superstitions, these include walking under a ladder, breaking a mirror, and the number 13.
- The song became Stevie’s second No.1 hit, the first being “Fingertips” (Part 2)
- Superstition is one of Stevie’s most popular songs.
- Originally written by Stevie for guitarist Jeff Beck, who was brought in to play some guitar parts on the album in exchange for a song. It took Beck a while to record the version Stevie had written for him and by the time he released it, Stevie’s version which had been out for a month was already a huge hit.
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