Trivia Minute May 13, 2015

Episode 74: Stevie Wonder

by Marcus Michelson
The cover of Stevie Wonder's "Songs in the Key of Life."
The cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life.”

Today marks the 65th birthday of Stevie Wonder.

Here are some things you may not know about him:

First: He was born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, in Saginaw, Michigan. He was six weeks premature, which led to him developing retinopathy of prematurity, causing him to lose his vision.

Second: He had his first audition at Motown Records when he was 11 years old. He had his first No. 1 single called “Fingertips” at age 13 (although it was recorded when he was 12). Before his 20th birthday, he recorded hits such as “For Once in my Life,” “My Cherie Amour” and “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours.”

Third: In 1972, he released “Talking Book,” which featured the songs “You Are the Sunshine of My Life,” “Superstition” and “I Believe (When I Fall in Love it Will be Forever).” Followed by landmark albums “Innervisions” and “Songs in the Key of Life.”

Our question: Stevie Wonder wrote the music for the only song by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Name the song.
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