You Are the Sunshine of My Life" is a 1973 single released by Stevie Wonder. The song became Wonder's third number-one single on the chart and his first number-one 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 
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; Lani Groves sings the next two. The single version of the song differs from the album version with the addition of horns to the mix; this version also made into the Greatest Hits LP  Original Musiquarium.
Personnel [ edit ]
Source: , Talking Book Tamla: T 319L, 27 October 1972 (album cover)
Stevie Wonder – lead vocal, background vocal,
Fender Rhodes, drums
Jim Gilstrap – first lead vocal, background vocal Lani Groves – second lead vocal, background vocal
Gloria Barley – background vocal
Scott Edwards – electric bass
Daniel Ben Zebulon – congas
Chart performance [ edit ]
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Year-end charts [ edit ]
Billboard Hot 100  19
Cash Box  59
In popular culture [ edit ]
Jack White performed an alternative rock version the song with The Muppets for the series finale of . The Muppets 
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 262.
^ a b Hogan, Ed. "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" (song review), AllMusic.com.
^ Bronson, Fred (2003). The Billboard Book of Number One Hits: Updated and Expanded 5th Edition. Random House Digital, Inc. p. 333.
^ RPM Adult Contemporary, June 16, 1973
^ "flavour of new zealand - search listener". Flavourofnz.co.nz . Retrieved . 2016-10-08
^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-01-21 . Retrieved . 2016-03-01
^ "Top 100 1973 - UK Music Charts". Uk-charts.top-source.info . Retrieved . 2016-10-08
^ "Top 100 Hits of 1973/Top 100 Songs of 1973". Musicoutfitters.com . Retrieved . 2016-10-08
^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-11 . Retrieved . 2016-06-25
^ Blistein, Jon (March 1, 2016), "See Jack White Sing 'You Are the Sunshine of My Life' With the Muppets". Retrieved March 29, 2017.
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