Wednesday, January 15, 2020

1972 - "Superstition" - Stevie Wonder

The clavinet grabs you right out of the gate and never lets go. Add in some funky bass. Then the horn section kicks in. 

Stevie Wonder doesn't want us to be superstitious. He also doesn't want us sitting down while he shares this message.

This pop-funk-soul groove summons you the dance floor, standing isn't an option. If it doesn't fill the floor at your watering hole, then you may want to leave. "Superstition" is often enjoyed in a loop binge. 

Fun fact: In 1973, adults, kids and puppets alike got their groove on when Stevie Wonder played "Superstition" live on Sesame Street. Watch for the kid at the top of the stairs.
The smooth "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder narrowly edges a couple other classics:

Other favourites from 1972:

"Do It Again" – Steely Dan
Addictive song about a myriad of addictions with a slick jazzy melody and latin rhythm.

"Horse With No Name" – America
Classic folk-rock jam about "plants and birds and rocks and things"

1 comment:

  1. I do like this song especially at Halloween, but just name the horse.