The once Motown child prodigy and one of the biggest music composers for over 50 years, turns 72 today
Ten of the Best Stevie Wonder songs
Stevie Wonder is one of music’s biggest legends. With a career that has spanned for over 60 years, Wonder has composed some of Soul and Pop best songs. He was born on May 13, 1950 in Saginaw, Michigan and by 11 was starting his career as a professional musician and composer. By then, due to his age he was called Little Stevie Wonder, composing for names such as Smokey Robinson. Blind from shortly after birth, Stevie Wonder c A strong asset of Motown, the child prodigy developed into one of the most creative musical figures of the last 50 years. Signed by Motown, that due to his age drew up a rolling five-year contract in which royalties would be held in trust until Wonder was 21, by that time, in 1971, Wonder already had earned 30 million dollars, despite controversially being payed only one. Turning 72 today, celebrate his life and career looking back at ten of his very best songs, being Soul, Funk or Pop.
10 – “Happy Birthday”, 1980
9 – “Isn’t She Lovely”, 1976
8 – “Part-Time Lover”, 1985
7 – “Higher Ground”, 1973
6 – “I Just Called to Say I Love You”, 1984
5 – “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours”, 1970
4 – “They Won’t Go When I Go”, 1974
3 – “My Cherie Amour”, 1968
2 – “Superstition”, 1972
1 – “Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday”, 1969
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