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.
It was the first single that Wonder produced on his own and it got him his first Grammy nomination.
The song was the first of many to feature his female backup group consisting of Syreeta Wright, Lynda Tucher Laurence and Venetta Fields.
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.
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.
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.