Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Stevie Wonder - "That Girl"

That Girl - Number 1's

(Debuted January 16, 1982, Peaked #4, 18 Weeks on the Chart)

Stevie Wonder was able to put out a double-length greatest hits compilation of his material from 1971-1980 in 1982. Called The Original Musiquarium, the album contained 11 hit singles, plus "Isn't She Lovely," a popular song from Songs in the Key of Life that wasn't issued as a single. Broken into four sides, the set was given a new song at the end of every side, which gave the LP a sufficient amount of "new" material to keep Wonder in the public eye as he took a short break from recording.

The first new single from the set was "That Girl," which went #4 pop and topped the R&B survey for nine weeks. The song featured one of Wonder's signature harmonica solos in addition to his distinctive phrasings and production. It would be sampled in the future, for 2Pac's single "So Many Tears" and on a remake version by Joe.

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