If You Really Love Me

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"If You Really Love Me"
Single by Stevie Wonder
from the album Where I'm Coming From
B-side"Think of Me As Your Soldier"
ReleasedAugust 1971
Format7-inch single
GenreR&B, pop
Songwriter(s)Stevie Wonder
Syreeta Wright
Producer(s)Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder singles chronology
"We Can Work It Out"
"If You Really Love Me"
"Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)"

"If You Really Love Me" is a song written by Stevie Wonder and Syreeta Wright. Wonder recorded the song and released his version as a single from his 1971 album Where I'm Coming From. The single peaked in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 (number 8), Billboard′s R&B chart (number 4),[1] and Billboard′s Easy Listening chart (number 10).[2]

The song was one of the last to feature Motown's background band The Funk Brothers. After its release, Wonder left the Hitsville USA studios to record in New York City, playing most of the instruments himself. Wonder played Moog bass synthesizer[citation needed], drums, and piano on "If You Really Love Me", while Wright is featured in the background singing.


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  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.
  3. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-01-19. Retrieved 2016-02-07. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Top Pop 100 Singles" Billboard December 25, 1971: TA-36
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2016-05-30. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Billboard. Books.google.com. 1971-12-25. p. 15. Retrieved 2016-10-03.

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