Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day

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"Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day"
Single by Stevie Wonder
from the album For Once in My Life
Released April 30, 1968
Format 7" single
Recorded 1968
Genre R&B, soul
Length 2:47
Label Motown
Writer(s) Stevie Wonder, Sylvia Moy, Henry Cosby
Producer(s) Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder singles chronology
"For Once In My Life"
(1968)
"Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day"
(1968)
"My Cherie Amour"
(1969)

"Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day" is a hit 1968 single released by American and Motown recording artist Stevie Wonder. The song, co-written by Wonder and produced by Henry Cosby and Sylvia Moy, was the first to showcase Wonder's talents at the clavinet and was one of his first successful co-written tracks during his 1960s Motown period. The song reached number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart in 1968, and went to number one on the R&B chart.[1]

It was also performed by a young Michael Jackson on his album Ben. Madonna paid homage to the song in her song, "Shoo-Bee-Doo," on her second album Like a Virgin.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1968) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 9
U.S. Billboard Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 635. 
Preceded by
"Tighten Up" by Archie Bell & The Drells
Billboard Hot R&B Singles number-one single
June 1, 1968
Succeeded by
"Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell