A Place in the Sun (Stevie Wonder song)

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"A Place in the Sun"
Single by Stevie Wonder
from the album Down to Earth
ReleasedNovember 1966 (November 1966)
Songwriter(s)Ron Miller
Bryan Wells
Producer(s)Henry Cosby
Stevie Wonder singles chronology
"Blowin' in the Wind"
"A Place in the Sun"
"Someday at Christmas"

"A Place in the Sun" is a 1966 soul single by American and Motown musician Stevie Wonder. Written by Ronald Miller and Bryan Wells, it was one of Wonder's first songs to contain social commentary.[citation needed] "A Place in the Sun" was his third Top Ten hit since 1963, hitting #9 on the Billboard pop singles chart and # 3 on the R&B charts.[1] The Originals and The Andantes sang background vocals on the recording. Stevie Wonder also recorded a version of the song in Italian titled "Il Sole è di Tutti" (The Sun is for Everyone).

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1966) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 9
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening [2] 29
U.S. Billboard R&B Singles 3

Cover versions[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 635.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 262.

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