Readers' Poll: The 10 Greatest Stevie Wonder SongsYour picks include 'Higher Ground,' 'Living for the City' and 'Boogie on Reggae Woman'
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10. 'Boogie on Reggae Woman'
A generation or two of stoners may consider this a Phish song, but anyone who listened to the radio in 1974 knows that "Boogie on Reggae Woman" is a Stevie Wonder jam. It's one of the standout tracks from Fulfillingness' First Finale, the first LP that Wonder recorded after his 1973 car accident. The relentlessly funky song (which doesn't much sound like a reggae or boogie number), fueled by one of the most memorable bass synth sounds in music history, reached Number Three on the Hot 100. Notice how often Wonder imagines seeing a woman in the song, whether she's boogieing "across the floor" or "in the raw under the stars above." Back then, Stevie certainly had woman doing both things quite often.