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‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours’ – Stevie Wonder

‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours’ – Stevie Wonder

On this day in 1964, a young Stevie Wonder made his first ever TV appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show at just 13 years old. We’re taking a look at one of his most well-known songs, released 6 years later; “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours”.

  • When released in 1970, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” spent six weeks at number one on the US R&B chart, peaking at number 3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
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  • It was the first single that Wonder produced on his own and it got him his first Grammy nomination.
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  • The song was the first of many to feature his female backup group consisting of Syreeta Wright, Lynda Tucher Laurence and Venetta Fields.
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  • The title lyrics of the song came from Stevie Wonder’s mother Lula, who said the words after hearing him experiment with the melody for the song.
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  • The song has seen a number of covers, including by The Osmonds in 1975, Chaka Kahn in 1988, Human Nature in 2006 and Craig David.
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  • In 2014, Ronan Keating covered the song for the film Postman Pat: The Movie.

 

  • Barack Obama frequently used the song in his 2008 presidential campaign after his speeches at campaign events.
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