I Just Called To Say I Love You

Album: Woman In Red Soundtrack (1984)
Charted: 1 1
  • No New Year's Day to celebrate
    No chocolate covered candy hearts to give away
    No first of spring, no song to sing
    In fact here's just another ordinary day

    No April rain
    No flowers bloom
    No wedding Saturday within the month of June
    But what it is, is something true
    Made up of these three words that I must say to you

    I just called to say I love you
    I just called to say how much I care
    I just called to say I love you
    And I mean it from the bottom of my heart

    No summer's high
    No warm July
    No harvest moon to light one tender August night
    No autumn breeze
    No falling leaves
    Not even time for birds to fly to southern skies

    No Libra sun
    No Halloween
    No giving thanks to all the Christmas joy you bring
    But what it is, though old so new
    To fill your heart like no three words could ever do

    I just called to say I love you
    I just called to say how much I care, I do
    I just called to say I love you
    And I mean it from the bottom of my heart

    I just called to say I love you
    I just called to say how much I care, I do
    I just called to say I love you
    And I mean it from the bottom of my heart, of my heart, of my heart

Comments: 19

  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenI always thought he should have mentioned Thanksgiving instead of "Libra Sun." But maybe he couldn't make the rhyme meter work with that word.
  • Liz from SfBaden - he alludes to "giving thanks" (i.e. Thanksgiving) in the line that also mentions Christmas!
  • Baden from Knysna, South AfricaWith regards to my previous comment regarding all the months , save November, being either referred or alluded to in the song, I overlooked the fact that "Birds Fly To Southern Skies" in early November. This something I overlooked when making the previous comment as I live in the southern hemisphere this phenomenon happens in April!

    So, every month of the year is either mentioned or alluded to in this amazing song!
  • Baden from Knysna, South AfricaEvery month of the year is either mentioned or inferred in this song, with only November being overlooked!!

    i.e. "No New Years Day" - January, "No chocolate covered candy hearts" - Valentines Day in February, "No First of Spring" - March, "No flower Blooms" - May, "No Libra Sun" - September, "No Halloween" - October, "No Christmas Day" - December. April, June, July and August are mentioned by name.

    I wonder if it was intended to be like this or just coincidence!
  • George from Glen Burnie, MdAllow me to add, Stevie Wonder.
  • George from Glen Burnie, MdMy list of genius songwriters in no particular order:

    1. John Lennon
    2. Paul McCartney
    3. Carole King
    4. Kris Kristopherson
    5. Neil Sedaka
    6. Buddy Holly
    7. James Brown
    8. Bernie Taupin
    9. Hal David and Burt B.
    10. Lieber and Stroller
  • Steve from Whittier, CaPete from Australia, this song infested Sprint ads....there was even a 1990s MAD Magazine comic strip in one of their magazines about a guy hearing over the phone the song and singing it [veteran Don "Duck" Edwing wrote and illustrated this, incidentally.]

    I prefer Stevie's pre-1980 material myself, frankly.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyAll four songs nominated for Best Song at the 1984 Oscars reached No. 1 on Billboard's Single chart: "I Just Called to Say I Love You" {#1 for 3 weeks}, "Against All Odds" {#1 for 4 weeks}, " Let's Hear It for the Boy" {#1 for 2 weeks}, and "Ghostbusters" {#1 for 3 weeks}!!!
  • Og from Los Angeles, CaWhat I remember from this song is that Stevie Wonder was sued for plagiarism for copying another songwriter's idea. Am I right about this?
  • Sara from Silver Spring, MdThe song won an Academy Award for Best Song 1984.
  • Rebekah :) from Knoxville, TnI love this song. I heard it tonight at work and couldn't stop singing and dancing...and it always reminds me of that Csosby episode.
  • Pete from Nowra, Australiathis song was used for a phone company commercial , i think in the States , some time back ...makes sense
  • Liquid Len from Ottawa, CanadaUgh.
  • Tamitra from Des Moines, IaFirst, I must say that Stevie Wonder is one of the most ingenious musicians in the History of Music!! There are so many songs that I absolutely love that were written and sung by this WONDERful Man. If I had to pick the Top 20 (forget about Top 10) Stevie Wonder songs of All Time, this beautiful song would be one of them, no doubt!!
  • Jerry from Eatontown, NjThis is a very very good Wonder song just like Bird of Beauty. But I think the best Stevie Wonder song I ever heard in my opinion is on the Characters album. With Each Beat Of My Heart. It is not as well known just like Roberta Flack's If I Am Still Around Tommorow and Tony Bennett's If I Ruled The World.
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesWas No.1 in the UK for six weeks in late 1984... It was one the few songs I can recall from my early life (I was 4 when it was released), it's still one of my all-time faves even though it was playing in the background the last time I saw my ex before she dumped me 19 years later...
  • Bethan from Somerset, Uk.Is the 13th best selling single of all time in the UK, it sold 1.775 million copies.
  • Sarah from Ottawa, CanadaMy favorite Stevie Wonder song, hands down. Second only to "Stay Gold" from The Outsiders soundtrack.
  • Michael Jones from Berlin, MdThis song rules. :D
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