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Readers’ Poll: The 10 Greatest Stevie Wonder Songs

Your picks include ‘Higher Ground,’ ‘Living for the City’ and ‘Boogie on Reggae Woman’

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Stevie Wonder is performing his 1976 masterpiece Songs in the Key of Life in full at a Los Angeles concert in December, but that album really only scratches the surface of his astonishing catalog. He was only 12 when "Little Stevie Wonder" scored a Number One hit with "Fingertips" in 1963, and the hits kept coming at a staggering rate after that. He effortlessly transitioned from the 1960s Motown sound to his more socially conscious, ambitious albums of the 1970s to his glossier, MTV-ready hits of the 1980s. We asked our readers to select their top 10 Stevie Wonder songs. Click through to see the results. 


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1. ‘Superstition’

Wonder's incredible run of Number One singles in the 1970s kicked off in 1972 with "Superstition." The song began when Jeff Beck came into the studio to contribute guitar parts to the Talking Book sessions. Accounts vary slightly, but Beck created the drum intro and Wonder initially offered the song to the guitarist, but Berry Gordy insisted that Stevie record it himself. It became a worldwide smash, and the next year, Jeff Beck recorded it on his own album. They came together to play the song at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th anniversary concert in 2009. 

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