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Subject: Stevie Wonder

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 02/13/09 at 8:00 pm

Any Stevie Wonder fans out there?

I really love his music.

What are your favorites?

Some of mine:

You and I http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7oxc-UtUFE

My Cherie Amore  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69K1Olgij_s

Superstition  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDZFf0pm0SE

Ebony and Ivory  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZtiJN6yiik

I just called to say I love you

Higher Ground http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH3EaO5AMDU

Part-time lover http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll6LLGePYwM

Happy Birthday http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FchMuPQOBwA

Isn't she lovely?  ]

Living for the City

Ah heck, let's just say pretty much his whole catalogue!  lol


He was married (at one time) to singer, Syreeta Wright, whom I also adored!

Some of Stevie's songs have been sampled over the years, which I think generally have been ok.

Coolio sampled Pastime Paradise for his Gangster's Paradise (then Weird Al parodied Gangster's Paradise for Amish Paradise) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=840uku8_T4Q

Ginuwine sampled Visions for his song  I'll Do Anything/I'm Sorry

Livin' It Up by Ja Rule sampled Stevie Wonder's "Do I Do"

Will Smith would use "I Wish" as the basis for the theme song to his movie, Wild Wild West.


Subject: Re: Stevie Wonder

Written By: Red Ant on 02/13/09 at 8:10 pm

I always liked "Superstition" and "Part-Time Lover". RHCP did a very good cover of "Higher Ground".

signature banned as well

Subject: Re: Stevie Wonder

Written By: whistledog on 02/13/09 at 8:32 pm

I used to like "Isn't She Lovely" until like a zillion people chose it as their audition song for American Idol

My favourite will always be "Part-Time Lover".  Back in the late 80s, there was a show called 'Incredible Sunday' and on one show, this guy used the palm of his hand to make a hand print painting of Steve Wonder and he did this while Part Time Lover played.  I always remembered that LOL

In the early 00s, the British (and now defiunct) boy band Blue did a great version of 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered'

Subject: Re: Stevie Wonder

Written By: Fairee07 on 02/13/09 at 10:42 pm

Stevie Wonder is awesome! Was going to download some of his songs off of itunes but I decided that it would be better just to buy the cd of his greatest hits since I look most of his songs. Hard to pick a favorite.

Subject: Re: Stevie Wonder

Written By: robby76 on 02/13/09 at 10:50 pm

Ebony & Ivory, Part Time Lover and Superstition! All already mentioned but these are my Top 3 Stevie faves.

The only one to add is Lately...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov1_3Ijl7OY

Subject: Re: Stevie Wonder

Written By: coqueta83 on 02/13/09 at 10:54 pm

Living For the City, Superstition, Higher Ground, and My Cherie Amour are among my Stevie Wonder favorites.  :)

Subject: Re: Stevie Wonder

Written By: Mudbug on 02/14/09 at 2:51 am

Song In The Key Of Life is (I think) the best double album ever made!

Subject: Re: Stevie Wonder

Written By: gibbo on 02/14/09 at 7:23 am

I like most of the aforementioned hits. I would add You are the Sunshine of my Life and Yester-me, Yester-you, Yesterday

Subject: Re: Stevie Wonder

Written By: Paul on 02/14/09 at 7:43 am

He rarely put a foot wrong until his 'muse' deserted him sometime in the 80s...

A favourite of mine which has the rare distinction of bettering the original!

Sadly, I've never quite forgiven him for 'I Just Called To Say I Love You'!  :P

Subject: Re: Stevie Wonder

Written By: robby76 on 02/14/09 at 8:02 am


Sadly, I've never quite forgiven him for 'I Just Called To Say I Love You'!  :P


I think the instrumentation is what murdered that song. The programmed synth was just too too much.  ;D However, if you listen to him singing it live sans keyboard, it's not as bad as remembered. In fact I'm going as far as to say I quite like it again! * jeng jeng jeng *

Subject: Re: Stevie Wonder

Written By: woops on 02/14/09 at 7:01 pm

"Uptight (Everything's Alright)"  8)

Subject: Re: Stevie Wonder

Written By: Claybricks on 02/14/09 at 8:16 pm

I Was Made To Love Her

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqrAiXJjeuY


If You Really Love Me

http://www.deezer.com/track/if-you-really-love-me-T2153658


Golden Lady

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NA6OCGLCUec


Creepin'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gkqGCnK-nw


Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2lNf2WHxeI


You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YefKgWdmFk


Another Star

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9KKBvWTdMQ


Dan

Subject: Re: Stevie Wonder

Written By: mooster on 02/14/09 at 8:27 pm

Superstition

Sir Duke

Living for the City

Subject: Re: Stevie Wonder

Written By: ladybug316 on 02/14/09 at 11:31 pm

I LOOVE Stevie  :-*  Some of my favorites:

Master Blaster
Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing
That Girl
I Aint Gonna Stand For It
Knocks Me Off My Feet

Subject: Re: Stevie Wonder

Written By: whistledog on 02/15/09 at 8:59 am

Anyone remember the Stevie Wonder medley by Stars on 45 / Starsound?

Internationally, it was known as "Stars on Stevie".  In North America, it was known as "Stars on 45 III (A Tribute to Stevie Wonder)"

Subject: Re: Stevie Wonder

Written By: Claybricks on 02/15/09 at 12:44 pm


Anyone remember the Stevie Wonder medley by Stars on 45 / Starsound?

Internationally, it was known as "Stars on Stevie".  In North America, it was known as "Stars on 45 III (A Tribute to Stevie Wonder)"



Stars On Stevie...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSmd9O-KA0c


Dan

Subject: Re: Stevie Wonder

Written By: statsqueen on 02/15/09 at 4:47 pm

Even though these have been mentioned, I would like to give my favorites:

Sir Duke
Boogie on Reggae Woman
Overjoyed
Ribbon in the Sky
I Wish
My Cherie Amor

Edited to add:  As
                      Do I Do
                      That Girl

Subject: Re: Stevie Wonder

Written By: robby76 on 02/15/09 at 6:06 pm


Ribbon in the Sky


Totally forgot this one! Add it to my list of faves too!

Subject: Re: Stevie Wonder

Written By: Ashkicksass on 02/17/09 at 11:50 am

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Stevie Wonder!  Great thread Patty!

Overjoyed, Lately, and Uptight (Everything is Alright) are my definite favorites.  I was so happy to see him perform at the pre-inaguration party! 




The only one to add is Lately...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov1_3Ijl7OY


Jodeci covered it in the 90's, but it's not nearly as good as the original, IMO.

Subject: Re: Stevie Wonder

Written By: star80 on 02/17/09 at 5:37 pm

Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yester-Day
If You Really Love Me
I Was Made To Love Her
My Cherie Amour
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)
For Once In My Life
Part Time Lover
Uptight (Everything Is Alright)
Boogie On Reggae Woman
Isn't She Lovely?
Sunshine Of My Life

Subject: Re: Stevie Wonder

Written By: robby76 on 02/17/09 at 7:00 pm

Jodeci covered it in the 90's, but it's not nearly as good as the original, IMO.


Actually it was because of Jodeci that I knew and loved it. ;D

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