In the course of his career, it goes without saying that Stevie Wonder has written his share of Quiet Storm favorites. Today’s Sunday Slow Jams post is the second part of a tribute to Wonder, whose birthday was yesterday. Many of these songs will be familiar to fans of the singer-songwriter; a few may not be quite as easy to recall. All bear the signature stamp of one of the greatest artists to ever record or sing.
The songs range from 1972-1995. The earlier ones, those from the albums Music Of My Mind through Songs In The Key Of Life represent Wonder’s high point. Having just received creative freedom from the Motown hit machine, Wonder was able to write and perform his music his way. His early work brought the synthesizer into vogue as an integral part of music making; what others have pushed almost to the extreme as replacements for musicians, Wonder used as seasoning for his songs; though he too would become a part of using the synthesizer as the whole band. Even so, there was no replacing the heart and soul that Wonder contained at his core.
No Boney James this week for the usual theme; just going to go with Stevie from end to end. As always, the playlist of songs is listed in case there are ones you cannot play. Feel free to seek them out, if you wish.
The Send One Your Love Sunday Slow Jams Playlist:
- “Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)”
- “You And I”
- “Blame It On The Sun”
- “I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)”
- “Golden Lady”
- “All In Love Is Fair”
- “Love’s In Need Of Love Today”
- “Knocks Me Off My Feet”
- “Joy Inside My Tears”
- “If It’s Magic”
- “Send One Your Love”
- “Rocket Love”
- “Ribbon In The Sky”
- “You Will Know”
- “With Each Beat Of My Heart”
- “These Three Words”
- “For Your Love”
I’ve certainly skipped over quite a few favorites, and some that I know were played on Quiet Storm radio, but these were the ones that spoke to me for this list. Feel free to add any others you like in the comments.
For those who are on Spotify, the playlist is available there as well:
I hope you enjoy this playlist that celebrates the talents of one Stevie Wonder. Thanks again for listening and reading.