You Haven't Done Nothin'

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"You Haven't Done Nothin'"
Single by Stevie Wonder
from the album Fulfillingness' First Finale
B-side "Big Brother"
Released August 7, 1974
Genre Funk
Length 3:28
Label Tamla
Writer(s) Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder singles chronology
"He's Misstra Know It All"
(1974)
"You Haven't Done Nothin'"
(1974)
"Boogie on Reggae Woman"
(1974)

"You Haven't Done Nothin'" is a 1974 funk single by Stevie Wonder, taken from his album Fulfillingness' First Finale and featuring background vocals by The Jackson 5. The politically aware song became Wonder's fourth Number 1 pop hit and his tenth Number 1 soul hit.[1] It was one of his angriest political statements and was aimed squarely at former President Richard Nixon. The Jackson Five sing the words "Doo da wop!" repeatedly in the chorus, when Wonder sings "Jackson Five, sing along with me".[2] The song also features a thick clavinet track and an early appearance of the drum machine. The B-side "Big Brother", also a political statement, was taken from Wonder's earlier album Talking Book.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 635. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, J. Billboard Book of Number One Hits

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Preceded by
"Then Came You" by Dionne Warwick and The Spinners
US Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
November 2, 1974 (one week)
Succeeded by
"You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" by Bachman–Turner Overdrive
Preceded by
"Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" by Barry White
US Billboard Hot Soul Singles number-one single
September 28, 1974 (two weeks)
Succeeded by
"Papa Don't Take No Mess (part 1)" by James Brown
Preceded by
"Another Saturday Night" by Cat Stevens
Canadian RPM number-one single
October 26, 1974 (one week)
Succeeded by
"The Bitch Is Back" by Elton John