January 1973 – a song popular in this month – Superstition by Stevie Wonder
Wonder wrote this about the dangers of believing in superstitions.
Interesting facts about Superstition & Stevie Wonder
When Wonder turned 21, he was no longer obligated to Motown Records, and used his clout to sign a deal with the label giving him unprecedented control of his music.
This was Wonder’s second #1 hit in the US. His first was with “Fingertips (Part 2)” in 1963, which he recorded as “Little” Stevie Wonder.
Wonder performed this song on Sesame Street in 1973 during the show’s fourth season. It was recorded at the show’s New York studios at a time when Wonder and his band were playing lots of gigs, and they treated the Sesame Street performance just like any other, extending it to nearly 7 minutes.
The album was called Talking Book because wonder considered the songs akin to chapters in a book that tell a whole story. On the cover is a rare photo of Wonder without his sunglasses on.
According to his official biography, Wonder was born six weeks premature in a Saginaw Hospital. He was kept alive in an incubator for a month, and during this time, too much oxygen was pumped into the incubator, causing him to develop retrolental fibroplasia, now technically known as retinopathy of prematurity, which caused his blindness.
Wonder doesn’t see his blindness as a liability. “Being blind, you don’t judge books by their covers,” he said. “You go through things that are relatively insignificant, and you pick out the things that are more important.”
This information was provided by Songfacts.com