A Place in the Sun (Stevie Wonder song)
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|"A Place in the Sun"|
|Single by Stevie Wonder|
|from the album Down to Earth|
|Stevie Wonder singles chronology|
"A Place in the Sun" is a 1966 soul single by American and Motown musician Stevie Wonder. Written by Ronald Miller and Bryan Wells, and was one of Wonder's first songs to contain social commentary. "A Place in the Sun" was his third Top Ten hit since 1963 and hit #9 on the Billboard pop singles chart and # 3 on the R&B charts. Stevie Wonder also recorded a version of the song in Italian titled "Il Sole è di Tutti" (The Sun is for Everyone).
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||9|
|U.S. Billboard Easy Listening||29|
|U.S. Billboard R&B Singles||3|
- Engelbert Humperdinck on his 1967 album The Last Waltz;
- Diana Ross & the Supremes & The Temptations on their Diana Ross & the Supremes Join The Temptations album which hit number #2 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums Charts.
- The Young Rascals on their album, Groovin'; .
- A reggae version by David Isaacs was released in 1968.
- The Gabe Dixon Band
- Glen Campbell
Song in Pop Culture
- The song was used in the 1996 film Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault.
- The song was used in the 2006 film Charlotte's Web.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 635.
- Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 262.
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