|Single by Stevie Wonder|
|from the album In Square Circle|
|Genre||Pop, R&B, soul, synthpop|
|Length||Album version: 4:12
7" version: 3:43
12" version: 8:20
|Stevie Wonder singles chronology|
"Part-Time Lover" is a 1985 single by Stevie Wonder, from his album In Square Circle. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, ( his last number one song on billboard), R&B, dance, and adult contemporary charts. The song's simultaneous chart success made him the first artist to score a number-one hit on four different Billboard charts. The song also reached number three on the UK singles chart.
The song featured R&B singer Luther Vandross humming at the end of Stevie's verses and on backing vocals. Stevie Wonder earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 1986, for the song. Wonder is noted in the liner notes of the 4-CD set "Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection Volume 2 1972-1992" as describing the music for the song as an ode to "You Can't Hurry Love" and "My World Is Empty Without You," both by The Supremes, former Motown label mates of Wonder.
- Puerto Rican salsa musician Bobby Valentin cover the song in 1986 which peaked at #23 on the Hot Latin Tracks chart.
- Backing vocals - Billy Durham, Darryl Phinnessee, Keith John, Melody McCully, Peter Byrne, Philip Bailey, Renee Hardaway, Syreeta Wright
- Backing vocals, additional lead vocals - Luther Vandross
- List of RPM number-one singles of 1985
- List of number-one singles of 1985 (Ireland)
- List of number-one singles in 1985 (New Zealand)
- List of Hot 100 number-one singles of 1985 (U.S.)
- List of number-one R&B singles of 1985 (U.S.)
- List of number-one adult contemporary singles of 1985 (U.S.)
- List of number-one dance singles of 1985 (U.S.)
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