I Ain't Gonna Stand for It

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"I Ain't Gonna Stand for It"
Single by Stevie Wonder
from the album Hotter than July
B-side "Knocks Me Off My Feet"
Released November 1980
Genre R&B, soul
Label Motown
Writer(s) Stevie Wonder
Producer(s) Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder singles chronology
"Master Blaster (Jammin')"
"I Ain't Gonna Stand for It"

"I Ain't Gonna Stand for It" is the second single from Stevie Wonder's 1980 album, Hotter Than July. It reached number four on the Billboard R&B singles chart and number 11 on the Hot 100.[1] It also hit number ten on the UK Singles Chart. The song is famous for Wonder's imitation of a seasoned country-and-western crooner and his inspiring drumming. Charlie and Ronnie Wilson of The Gap Band provide backing vocals on the song.


  • Stevie Wonder – lead vocals, piano, clavinet, cabasa, drums, background vocals
  • Nathan Watts – bass
  • Ben Bridges – acoustic guitar, pedal steel guitar
  • Isaiah Sanders – Fender Rhodes
  • Hank Devito – steel guitar
  • Charlie Wilson – background vocals
  • Ronnie Wilson – background vocals


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 636.