Superstition – Song Lyric Sunday – Motown

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Thanks to Jim Adams for hosting this musical challenge each week.

To join in today’s challenge, and also see other entries just click this link below:

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2022/11/26/hitsville/#like-45037

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Today’s prompt is to find Motown songs. At the link above, Jim gives a great explanation of what Motown is and how it got started. Thanks, Jim!

There are so many great songs to choose from, but here’s a favorite.

From a Wiki article:

Superstition” is a song by American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder. It was released on October 24, 1972, as the lead single from his fifteenth studio album, Talking Book (1972), by Tamla.[5] The lyrics describe popular superstitions[6] and their negative effects.

“Superstition” reached number one in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in January 1973 [7][6] and on the soul singles chart.[8] It was Wonder’s first number-one single since “Fingertips, Pt. 2” in 1963.[9] It peaked at number eleven in the UK Singles Chart in February 1973. In November 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the song number 74 on its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It was re-ranked number 73 on its 2010 list,[10] and re-ranked number 12 on its 2021 list.[11] At the 16th Grammy Awards, the song won Stevie Wonder two Grammys for writing (Best Rhythm & Blues Song) and performing (Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male).

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“Superstition”, written and performed by Stevie Wonder, can be found on his 1972 album, “Talking Book”. It was written by Stevie Wonder, and is on the Motown label.

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Very superstitious,Writing’s on the wall,Very superstitious,Ladders bout’ to fall,Thirteen month old baby,Broke the lookin’ glassSeven years of bad luck,The good things in your past
When you believe in thingsThat you don’t understand,Then you suffer,Superstition aint the way
Hey
Very superstitious,Wash your face and hands,Rid me of the problem,Do all that you can,Keep me in a daydream,Keep me goin’ strong,You don’t wanna save me,Sad is the soul
When you believe in thingsThat you don’t understand,Then you suffer,Superstition ain’t the way,Yeh, yeh
Very superstitious,Nothin’ more to say,Very superstitious,The devil’s on his way,Thirteen month old baby,Broke the lookin’ glass,Seven years of bad luck,Good things in your past
When you believe in thingsThat you don’t understand,Then you suffer,Superstition ain’t the way,No, no, no
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Stevie Wonder
Superstition lyrics © Black Bull Music, Jobete Music Co Inc, Jobete Music Co., Inc.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2022 BS

13 responses »

    • Thanks, Bill! I’d not seen that SRV video, so I found it. Haha! very good and fun to see the black cat causing mischief everywhere. I liked Stevie Wonder at the end with the kitty! 😉

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