Stevie Wonder’s Superstition

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Stevie Wonder Superstition

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Very superstitious, the devil’s on his way. Yes? Maybe? The song was written, arranged, performed, and produced by Stevie Wonder. It was released as a single backed with “You’ve Got It Bad Girl” in 1972. It was also on Wonder’s 1972 album Talking Book. It went to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and the U.S. R&B Chart. It rose to #6 in Canada and #11 in the U.K. Guitarist Jeff Beck worked with Wonder on the song. Wonder does the vocals, plays the drum solo at the beginning, and plays the clavinet and Moog synthesizer. On the track are Steve Madaio (trumpet) and Trevor Laurence (tenor saxophone).

Stevie Wonder was born Stevland Hardaway Morris, in Saginaw, Michigan, in 1950. He is one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful musicians of the late 20th century. His career began in 1961, and he continues to tour and perform.

Here are the lyrics to “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder:

“Very superstitious, writing’s on the wall,
Very superstitious, ladder’s bout’ to fall,
Thirteen-month-old baby, broke the lookin’ glass
Seven years of bad luck, the good things in your past

When you believe in things that you don’t understand,
Then you suffer,
Superstition ain’t the way

Very superstitious, wash your face and hands,
Rid me of the problem, do all that you can,
Keep me in a daydream, keep me goin’ strong,
You don’t wanna save me, sad is my song

When you believe in things that you don’t understand,
Then you suffer,
Superstition ain’t the way, yeh, yeh

Very superstitious, nothin’ more to say,
Very superstitious, the devil’s on his way,
Thirteen-month-old baby, broke the lookin’ glass,
Seven years of bad luck, good things in your past

When you believe in things that you don’t understand,
Then you suffer, Superstition ain’t the way, no, no, no”

For another song by Stevie Wonder: “Uptight” and “Sir Duke.

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