Chart Position: 1

  • #25 bestseller for 1984
  • From the film The Lady in Red
  • Won an Academy Award for best song
  • Written and produced by Stevie Wonder
  • Keyboards: Stevie Wonder
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • This is Stevie Wonders’ biggest selling hit single
  • As Stevie Wonder was accepting his Academy Award for this song, he dedicated the award to activist Nelson Mandela, who was leading the effort to repeal apartheid in South Africa; the South African government promptly banned all of Stevie Wonder’s music from being played in that country
  • This song won the 1984 Academy Award for best song over four other songs that all made Billboard #1: Footloose by Kenny Loggins, Against All Odds by Phil Collins, Lets Hear It for the Boy by Deniese Williams and Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.

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