Stevie Wonder: Behind The Hits

Today, I take a look at song that was written for someone else to record.

After writing “Superstition,” Stevie Wonder offered it to Jeff Beck to record. Stevie play all the instruments except the horns and guitars, and brought Beck in to play some  parts in exchange for a song. Barry Gordy also had Stevie record a version of the song. However, it took a while for Beck to record and by the time he released it, Wonder’s version had been out for a few weeks and was already becoming a big hit.

It was the lead singe for Wonder’s Talking Book album.  It reached number one in the U.S and number one on the soul singles chart

Rolling Stone magazine ranked Superstition number 74 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time.

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