Doing It Wrong

Album: Take Care (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • This song features a contribution from Stevie Wonder, who Drake described as "a very close friend of mine." The Canadian MC detailed to Much Music backstage at his annual OVO Fest in Toronto, how his musical relationship with the R&B legend blossomed. "He helped me out with a lot of the music, just came and sat with me, listened to my music, told me where I could add a couple things to make it more sonically appealing, and not only that but we actually are writing together, which is an incredible experience," Drake stated. "So I hit him, asked him to come by, and with no hesitation he hit me back like, 'I will be there.'"
  • Stevie not only contributed some of his signature harmonica, but he also brought life to the song. Drake explained to Entertainment Weekly: "It's an incredible thing I witnessed that night. He heard a song that he saw some potential in and he added some key pieces that made it come to life. I've never played a song for people and they've cried and gone into their own private zone in their mind where they're really thinking about some situations that hit home. And this song has done that for me. I've never seen that before. I've heard stories where it's like 'So and so cried when they heard this.' And I'd be like, 'Yeah, okay, cool.' [Laughs] But I've seen people tear up listening to this song that me and Stevie did."
  • Half of this song is a cover of Don Mclean's 1977 track "The Wrong Thing to Do."

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