500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Stevie Wonder, 'Higher Ground'
Released: Aug. '73, Tamla
14 weeks; No. 4
Wonder wrote, produced and played every instrument on "Higher Ground," which was recorded just before he was involved in a near-fatal car accident in August '73 — no, he wasn’t driving — that left him in a coma. Early in Wonder’s recovery, his road manager tried to revive him by singing the melody of "Ground" into the singer’s ear; Wonder responded by moving his fingers with the music.
Appears on: Innervisions (Motown)