I Don't Know Why (I Love You)

Album: For Once In My Life (1968)
Charted: 14 39
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  • Wonder was just 18 when he recorded this song, and he did a great job of selling the story of a man who can't figure out just why he loves a woman so much when she cheats on him and treats him like dirt. As she did with several of her son's early songs, Wonder's mother Lula Mae Hardaway helped him write it along with Motown songwriters Don Hunter and Paul Riser.
  • This was released as a single in February 1969 with "My Cherie Amour" as the B-side. By June, disc jockeys had flipped the single and "Amour" became a bigger hit.
  • The Rolling Stones recorded this in 1969 - they were working on the song when they found out that their founding member Brian Jones had drowned in his swimming pool. Their version appears on their Metamorphosis compilation. Other artists to cover the song include The Jackson 5 and The Brand New Heavies. >>
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    Bertrand - Paris, France
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