I Just Called to Say I Love You" is a song written, produced and performed by Stevie Wonder. It was one of Wonder's most commercially successful singles. [2 ]
The song was first featured in the 1984 comedy
, The Woman in Red along with two other songs by Wonder, and scored number one on the [2 ] for three weeks from October 13, 1984. It also became Wonder's only solo Billboard Hot 100 UK number-one success, staying at the top for six weeks, in the process also becoming Motown Records' biggest-selling single in the UK, a distinction it still holds as of 2014. It also became his tenth number-one on the [2 ] R&B chart, and his fourth number-one on the adult contemporary chart. In addition, the song won both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Original Song. The song also received three nominations at the [2 ] 27th Grammy Awards for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Song of the Year and Best Pop Instrumental Performance.
There was a dispute among Wonder, his former writing partner
Lee Garrett, and Lloyd Chiate as to who actually wrote the song. Chiate claimed in a lawsuit that he and Garrett wrote the song years before its 1984 release; however a jury ultimately sided with Wonder. [3 ]
Charts and certifications [ edit ]
ARIA Singles Chart 1
Austrian Singles Chart
[4 ] 1
Canadian Singles Chart
[5 ] 1
Danish Singles Chart
Dutch Singles Chart
[6 ] 1
Billboard Hot 100 Singles 1
French Singles Chart
[7 ] 1
German Singles Chart
[8 ] 1
Irish Singles Chart
[9 ] 1
Italian Singles Chart
[10 ] 1
Norwegian Singles Chart
[11 ] 1
New Zealand Singles Chart
AFYVE) [12 ] 1
Swedish Singles Chart
[13 ] 1
Swiss Singles Chart
[14 ] 1
UK Singles Chart
[15 ] 1
Billboard Hot 100 [16 ] 1
Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks [16 ] 1
Billboard Hot Black Singles [16 ] 1
End-of-decade charts [ edit ]
End of decade (1980–1989)
UK Singles Chart
Year-end charts [ edit ]
Billboard Hot 100 25
Sales and certifications [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "RIAA Gold and Platinum Database". Riaa.org . Retrieved 2013-12-27.
^ a b c d e Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 136. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
^ Weinstein, Henry (February 23, 1990). "Wonder Wins Suit Over Song". Los Angeles Times . Retrieved October 3, 2012.
^ Steffen Hung. "Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You". austriancharts.at . Retrieved 2013-12-27.
^ Lwin, Nanda. Top 40 Hits: The Essential Chart Guide. Mississauga, Ontario: 1999.
^ "De Nederlandse Top 40, week 41, 1984" . Retrieved 2008-02-27.
^ Steffen Hung. "Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You". lescharts.com . Retrieved 2013-12-27.
^ German Singles Chart Charts-surfer.de (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
^ Italian Single Chart Hit parade Italia (Retrieved May 30, 2008)
^ Steffen Hung. "Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You". norwegiancharts.com . Retrieved 2013-12-27.
^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
^ Steffen Hung. "Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You". swedishcharts.com . Retrieved 2013-12-27.
^ Steffen Hung. "Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You". hitparade.ch . Retrieved 2013-12-27.
^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved April 17, 2008)
^ a b c Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved April 17, 2008)
^ "Canadian certifications – Stevie Wonder – I Just Called to Say I Love You". Music Canada . Retrieved 29 March 2012.
^ "French certifications – Stevie Wonder – I Just Called to Say I Love You" (in French). InfoDisc . Retrieved 29 March 2012. Select STEVIE WONDER and click OK
^ "Les Singles en Or :" (in French). Infodisc.fr . Retrieved 29 March 2012.
^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Stevie Wonder; 'I Just Called to Say I Love You')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie . Retrieved 29 March 2012.
^ "British certifications – Stevie Wonder – I Just Called to Say I Love You". British Phonographic Industry . Retrieved 29 March 2012. Enter I Just Called to Say I Love You in the field Search . Select Title in the field Search by . Click Go
^ Ami Sedghi (4 November 2012). "UK's million-selling singles: the full list". Guardian . Retrieved 4 November 2012.
^ "American certifications – Stevie Wonder – I Just Called to Say I Love You". Recording Industry Association of America . Retrieved 29 March 2012.
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