Saturday, January 27, 2007

This Day in Music History: Stevie Wonder and Superstition

This day in music history, January 27th 1973, the #1 song on the Billboard charts was Stevie Wonder with Superstition. A few months earlier he was working on his new album called Talking Book. He was certain that the song he was working on for the album, Big Brother, would be a big hit and should be the single released from the album. Motown was certain it should be Superstition. Stevie said he wrote the song for Jeff Beck. He felt it more suited Jeffs style of music. Stevie said he was certain Jeff would release Superstition before he did since he was still working on the album. However, since Stevies version of the song was already finished Motown released his version before the album in November of 1972. A few weeks later it was the #1 song in the country.

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