You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

Album: Talking Book (1972)
Charted: 7 1
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  • You are the sunshine of my life
    That's why I'll always be around
    You are the apple of my eye
    Forever you'll stay in my heart
    I feel like this is the beginning

    Though I've loved you for a million years
    And if I thought our love was ending
    I'd find myself drowning in my own tears

    You are the sunshine of my life
    That's why I'll always stay around
    You are the apple of my eye
    Forever you'll stay in my heart

    You must have known that I was lonely
    Because you came to my rescue
    And I know that this must be heaven
    How could so much love be inside of you?

    You are the sunshine of my life, yeah
    That's why I'll always stay around
    You are the apple of my eye
    Forever you'll stay in my heart

    Love has joined us
    Love has joined us
    Let's think sweet love

Comments: 14

  • Michael from Gold Coast AustraliaBeautiful song, love playing it amazing it was recorded fifty yrs ago, better than anything around these days
  • Ken from Victorville, CaJerry from Brooklyn is correct. Stevie said that Morgana King's version is his favorite. Next to the original, Morgana's version is my favorite as well. It is absolutely beautiful. If you haven't heard it, you owe it to yourself.
  • Luke from London, UkThis song is pure earworm.
  • Adrian Chan from MalaysiaDidn't realize that there were backup singers on this track. All the while I thought it was Stevie singing throughout by changing his voice from rough and husky to an effeminate one.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 11th 1973, "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" by Stevie Wonder entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #76; and nine weeks later on May 13th, 1973 it peaked at #1 {for 1 week} and spent 17 weeks on the Top 100...
    And on April 22nd, 1973 it also reached #1 {for 2 weeks} on Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...
    On both the Top 100 and Adult Contemporary charts it replaced "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" by Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando at #1...
    Mr. Wonder's "Superstition" proceeded "Sunshine" on the Top 100 chart; and it also peaked at #1.
  • Jim from Glasgle, BotswanaDidn't think Stevie could play guitar. Is that right?
  • Camille from Toronto, OhSo many of Stevie Wonder's songs, this one included, evoke such positive, breezy emotions, like a Saturday in the park on a warm, sunny day. Stevie Wonder is an incredible artist/musician and we are all blessed to have his music to listen to!
  • Guy from Woodinville, WaLet me state it here: THIS IS ONE OF THE TOP POP SONGS OF ALL TIME. It is pure perfection. Who can resist singing "ba-by" with Stevie towards the end of the song? THANK YOU, DAVE for telling me who sang the first two lines! I have spent most of my filetime wondering if it was Stevie having some fun, or two other singers.
  • John from Nashville, TnThe single version of this song features an overdubbed horn section.
  • Linny from Harrisburg, PaThis is one of my top 5 faves of all time. Everytime I hear this song, it makes me smile.
  • Dave from Scottsdale, AzThe first two lines of this song are sung by James Gilstrap and Lani Groves respectively. I always thought it was Stevie trying to sound like a group.....
  • Goodman from Cleveland, OhActually to correct the first comment, stevie wrote this song for his "girlfriend" on the side not Syreeta who was his wife. They split up before this song was released. Another note, Stevie considered adding this song and superstition to the album that would become Innervisions. Could you imagine that album with this song and Superstition? Wow.
  • Colin from Clacton-on-sea, EnglandJust a correction to the first comment. Stevie Wonder wrote the song for his wife Syreeta Wright. They married in 1970, but divorced in 1972, although remained friends, as Wonder produced a lot of her material.
  • Jerry from Brooklyn, NyMorgana King, the actress-singer best known for her role as Mama Corleone in the Godfather movies, made a marvelous recording of this song which I heard Stevie rave about in an interview. Her voice is semi-operatic and she does some truly surprising vocal acrobatics with the song.
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