Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours

Album: Signed, Sealed and Delivered (1970)
Charted: 15 3

Songfacts®:

  • Wonder wrote this with Motown songwriters Lee Garrett and Syreeta Wright, along with his mother Lula Mae Hardaway. Garrett and Wright also worked with Wonder on the Spinners song "It's A Shame," and Wonder was briefly married to Wright. Like Stevie Wonder, Lee Garrett is also blind. They first met at the Michigan School for the Blind.
  • In this song, the singer is returning to his girl and putting himself at her mercy. It's a similar sentiment to the Temptations song "Ain't Too Proud To Beg," as the guy probably did something stupid - like cheat on her - but is now willing to become a crying puddle of mush if she will just take him back.
  • There are no official credits for the musicians on this track, but Motown house musician (Funk Brother) Bob Babbitt, who died in 2012, claimed that he played the famous descending bassline, and Motown historians agree. Babbitt said that Eddie Willis played the electric sitar.
  • Peter Frampton took this song to #18 with his 1977 version. Other artists to cover this song include Elton John, Chaka Khan, Michael McDonald, Jermaine Jackson, The String Cheese Incident, and the California Raisins. Syreeta Wright, who co-wrote the song, recorded it using her stage name Syreeta.
  • This song featured in the films Crooklyn (1994), Now And Then (1996), You've Got Mail (1998), and Laws Of Attraction (2004).
  • Elton John in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Times issue, said of Stevie Wonder: "He's so multitalented that it's hard to pinpoint exactly what it is that makes him one of the greatest ever. But first, there's that voice. Along with Ray Charles, he's the greatest R&B singer who ever lived. Nobody can sing like he does. I know: I actually recorded a version of "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" when I was young, and I really had to squeeze my balls to get those high notes." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France
  • In The Office episode "Get The Girl" from season 8, Andy pops out of a box and sings this to Erin when he tracks her down in Florida. It was also used in these TV shows:

    Glee ("Wonder-ful" - 2013)
    How I Met Your Mother ("Splitsville" - 2012)
    Chicago Hope ("Full Moon" - 1995)
    Designing Women ("Howard The Date" - 1987, "One Sees, The Other Doesn't" - 1989)

Comments: 2

  • Jeanmarie Jackman from New York Also featured in the film Overnight Delivery.
  • John from Nashville, TnStevie Wonder said in an interview that he was influenced by the Stax Records sound when he wrote this classic.
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