Do I Do

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"Do I Do"
StevieWonderDoIDo7InchSingleCover.jpg
Single by Stevie Wonder
from the album Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium I
B-side "Rocket Love"
Released February 19, 1982
Recorded 1981
Genre Post-disco[1]
Length 5:02 (Single version)
10:30 (Album version)
Label Tamla
Songwriter(s) Stevie Wonder
Producer(s) Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder singles chronology
"String Module Error: Match not found"
(1982)
"Do I Do"
(1982)
"Ebony and Ivory"
(1982)
"That Girl
(1982)"
"Do I Do"
(1982)
"Ebony and Ivory"
(1982)
Alternative covers
Alternate 7-Inch single cover
Alternate 7-Inch single cover

"Do I Do" is a song written and performed by Stevie Wonder, first released in 1982 on the album Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium I. The single peaked at #2 on the soul chart and peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US.[2] On the US dance chart, "Do I Do" went to number one for two weeks.[3] Overseas, it reached #10 in the UK.

The album version of the song is ten and a half minutes long. It features a rare example of Stevie Wonder rapping near the end of the track. Dizzy Gillespie is also featured on the track with a trumpet solo. Both of these are removed from the single edit of the song (some longer edits include the Gillespie solo but leave out the rapping). The song is noted by bassists for its intricate bassline, played by Nathan Watts.[4]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1982-1983) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 10
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 13
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 2
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 25

Cover versions[edit]

In 2001, rapper Ja Rule sampled it for his song, "Livin' It Up." The same year, smooth jazz artist Gerald Veasley did a cover version of this song for his album On the Fast Track. The song was also covered by Mark Whitfield from his 2009 album Songs of Wonder, but the song is mainly instrumental.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Eric (23 October 2003). "Stevie Wonder – Innervisions". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 636. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 283. 
  4. ^ Jisi, Chris (1 June 2010). "Nathan Watts On Stevie Wonder's 'Do I Do'". Retrieved 3 February 2017. 

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