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You Are the Sunshine of My Life

You Are the Sunshine of My Life
Single information
NameYou Are the Sunshine of My Life
ArtistStevie Wonder
AlbumTalking Book
B-side"Tuesday Heartbreak"
ReleasedMarch 1973
Format7" 45 RPM
RecordedNovember 1972
GenreR&B
Length2:58
LabelTamla
SongwriterStevie Wonder
ProducerStevie Wonder
Previous single"Superstition"
(1972)
Next single"Higher Ground"
(1973)

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"You Are the Sunshine of My Life" is a 1973 pop single released by Stevie Wonder. The song became Wonder's third number-one pop single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and his first number one on the easy listening chart. It won Wonder a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. This song was the second single released from the album Talking Book. The song opened 194 Radio City on 21 October 1974.

Rolling Stone ranked the song #281 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

The first four lines of the song are sung, not by Wonder, but by James Gilstrap and Lani Groves. The single version of the song differed from the album version with the addition of horns to the mix.


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