You Are the Sunshine of My Life

"You Are the Sunshine of My Life" is a 1973 single released by Stevie Wonder. The song became Wonder's third number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and his first number-one on the Easy Listening chart.[1] It won Wonder a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, and was nominated for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year.[2] This song was the second single (following "Superstition") released from the 1972 album entitled Talking Book, which stayed at number one on the R&B albums chart for three weeks.[2]

"You Are the Sunshine of My Life"
Single by Stevie Wonder
from the album Talking Book
B-side"Tuesday Heartbreak"
ReleasedMarch 1973
Recorded1972
Genre
Length2:58
LabelTamla
Songwriter(s)Stevie Wonder
Producer(s)Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder singles chronology
"Superstition"
(1972)
"You Are the Sunshine of My Life"
(1973)
"Higher Ground"
(1973)

Rolling Stone ranked the song number 287 on their list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time".[3] Billboard called it "a soft, haunting ballad with outstanding electric piano runs and outstanding production work."[4]