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
Released 1966 (1966)
Genre Soul
Writer(s) Ronald Miller
Bryan Wells
Stevie Wonder singles chronology
"Blowin' in the Wind"
(1966)
"A Place in the Sun"
(1966)
"Someday at Christmas"
(1966)

"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.[1] Stevie Wonder also recorded a version of the song in Italian titled "Il Sole è di Tutti" (The Sun is for Everyone).

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1966) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 9
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening[2] 29
U.S. Billboard R&B Singles 3

Cover Versions[edit]

Song in Pop Culture[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 635. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 262. 
  3. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117450/soundtrack?ref_=tt_trv_snd