Australian singles chart:
Superstition entered the Kent charts on 12 February 1973 and peaked at #95.
The song is on Talking Book which entered the Kent album charts on 28 May 1973 and peaked at #34.
Between the sessions for Stevie’s album Talking Book, Jeff Beck came up with the opening drum beat for Superstition. Wonder told Beck to keep playing while he improvised over the top of it. He improvised most of the song, including the riff, on the spot.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superstition_(song)
Wonder wrote this about the dangers of believing in superstitions. Some of the bad luck superstitions he alludes to include walking under a ladder, breaking a mirror (said to bring seven years of bad luck), and the number 13.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/stevie-wonder/superstition
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