You Are the Sunshine of My Life: STEVIE WONDER

Australian singles chart:
You Are the Sunshine of My Life entered the Kent charts on 28 May 1973 peaked at #10. The song was #73 on the Top 100 of 1973.

The song is on Talking Book which entered the Kent album charts on 28 May 1973 and peaked at #34.

The first two lines of the song are sung, not by Wonder, but by Jim Gilstrap; Lani Groves sings the next two. Gilstrap and Groves, together with Gloria Barley, also provide backing vocals.
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The sunshine of Stevie Wonder’s life when he wrote this song was Syreeta Wright, whom he married in 1970. Wright, who started at Motown Records as a secretary, co-wrote Wonder’s hit Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours that same year, and also all nine songs on Stevie’s 1971 album Where I’m Coming From. Wonder produced her debut album Syreeta in 1972 and her next one, Stevie Wonder Presents: Syreeta, in 1974.
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