You Are the Sunshine of My Life" is a 1973 single released by Stevie Wonder. The song became Wonder's third No. 1 single on the chart and his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Easy Listening chart. It won Wonder a  Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, and was nominated for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year. This song was the second single released from the 1972 album entitled  , which stayed at number one on the R&B charts for three weeks. Talking Book The song opened  194 Radio City on 21 October 1974.
ranked the song #281 on their list of the Rolling Stone "500 Greatest Songs of All Time".
The first two lines of the song are sung, not by Wonder, but by
Jim Gilstrap and with Lani Groves singing the next two lines. The single version of the song differs from the album version with the addition of horns to the mix. 
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Billboard Hot 100  19
Cash Box  59
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The song was used in the ABC sitcom
in the season 5 episode Taxi "Jim's Inheritance". A tape was left by Jim Ignatowski's late father to remind him that he was his favorite of his three children. It was performed by Chris Colfer as his character Kurt Hummel in the episode " Wonder-ful", the 21st episode of its fourth season, in 2013. In 2016, Jack White performed an alternative rock version the song with The Muppets for the series finale of . The Muppets
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