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My Cherie Amour


Stevie Wonder

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The title is French for "My Dearest Love."
Wonder wrote this for his girlfriend at the time, Marcia. It was originally titled "Oh My Marcia."
Motown songwriter/producers Henry Cosby and Sylvia Moy wrote this with Wonder, who was 19 at the time. Wonder was recording at age 12, and was writing songs in his teenage years. On his later hits, Wonder did almost all of the writing and production himself, but early on, he had a lot of help from the Motown staff.
This was released as the B-side of "I Don't Know Why (I Love You)" in March, 1969. By June, Disc Jockeys flipped the record and played this as the single, where it eclipsed the original single.
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Comments (15):

What did Stevie Wonder sing after pulling a woman named Mary out of the ocean?
"My Mary Ashore."
- Steve, Princeton, NJ
this song was perfect for the scene in almost famous
- anne, kerrville, Italy've said it so eloquently. I get the feeling that Stevie is a messenger of The Ultimate Most High. The voice of an angel can't even compare...
- Maranda, Philadelphia, PA
One of the most innocent, sweet songs out there probably. Stevie Wonder is a musical genius.
- Krista, Carbondale, PA
Can't help listening to Stevie as singing God's part. It's the Lord reaching out in song to touch the human heart. God is madly in love with His creatures. Yet, as Wonder expresses, we, the beloved, are more often than not oblivious to His advances.
- Michael, Harvey, ND
An instumental snippet of this song was used in a scene in an elevator during the final season of "The West Wing".
- Ken, Louisville, KY
Wonderful, stevie sings 'my cherie amour' and paul McCartney, Michelle, ma belle. Both songs are beautiful ballads.
- kenny, clydebank, Scotland
I'm confused. In the songfacts, it says that "My Cherie Amour" is French for "My Dearest Love". However, from what I've learned from a foreign exchange student, a Native of France named Stephanie, "My Cherie Amour" literally translates to, "My Darling Love". So which one is right? Is it the source on Songfacts? Or is it the foreign exchange student from France?
- Annabelle, Eugene, OR
On Saturday Night Live in the early '80s, Wonder appeared in a skit with Eddie Murphy, who was known for his Wonder impression. In the skit, Murphy played a record executive and Wonder played a bad Wonder impersonator. Murphy "teaches" Wonder how to act and sing like Wonder. Murphy starts to sing My Cherie Amour, then Wonder finishes it in his normal singing voice. Murphy pauses, then says "No, it still sucks."
- Andy, Arlington, VA
This song will always be remembered for the line "La la la la la la la la la la la la."
- Howard, St. Louis Park, MN
stevie wonder i love you this song is so touching. keep writing great songs because it can touch peoples lives alot. You just dont know.
- garfield, brooklyn, NY
I love this song so much it reminds me of a boy i loved and still love named joseph gonzalez . This is how i feel about him. I know he feels the same way. Im crazy over him. Joseph anthony gonzalez that went to Isaac bildersee in brooklyn if you ever see this message i just want you to know that ilove you and you will always have a piece of my heart!!! (68) p.s. we went to school together.
- garfield, brooklyn, NY
mccartney and wonder had a very similar affinity for a perfectly written love ballad with uplift...not just a coincidence that they recorded together years later.....
- Scott, chicago, IL
This song is played in the movie "Almost Famous" in a scene in which Penny Lane (Kate Hudson) is having her stomach pumped after taking a bunch of 'ludes...rock and roll...
- Joseph, Manteca, CA
Such a pretty song!
- Maddie, Yakima, WA
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