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Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder

You are the Sunshine of My Life


1972 album TALKING BOOK


Composer * Stevie Wonder
Produced & Arranged * Stevie Wonder
Musicians * Scott Edwards: Bass, Daniel Ben Zebulon: Congas, Gloria Barley, Jim Gilstrap, Lani Groves: Background Vocals, Stevie Wonder: all instruments

Video

You Are The Sunshine of My Life - BBC documentary

"You Are The Sunshine Of My Life" became the third single for Wonder No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. He won the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, and was nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. The song is an RnB ballad composed two years earlier and not published until the desired sound in his mind. This song was the second single from 1972 album Talking Book, which remained at number one in the lists of R&B for three weeks.

The magazin Rolling Stone ranked the song at the number 281 on the list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" and helped the album was in 1993 considered by the same magazine as one of the top 100 albums of the history of music.

The first two lines of the song are sung, not by Wonder, but by Jim Gilstrap and with Lani Groves singing the next two lines.






You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

Lyrics

You are the sunshine of my life
That's why I'll always be around,
You are the apple of my eye,
Forever you'll stay in my heart

I feel like this is the beginning,
Though I've loved you for a million years,
And if I thought our love was ending,
I'd find myself drowning in my own tears.

You are the sunshine of my life,
That's why I'll always stay around,
You are the apple of my eye,
Forever you'll stay in my heart,

You must have known that I was lonely,
Because you came to my rescue,
And I know that this must be heaven,
How could so much love be inside of you?

You are the sunshine of my life, yeah,
That's why I'll always stay around,
You are the apple of my eye,
Forever you'll stay in my heart.

(Background) Love has joined us,
Love has joined us,
Let's think sweet love.
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