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I Just Called to Say I Love You
"I Just Called to Say I Love You"
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Single by Stevie Wonder
from the album The Woman in Red
"I Just Called to Say I Love You" (instrumental)
ReleasedAugust 1, 1984[1]
Recorded1984
GenrePop, R&B
Length6:44 (Extended version)
6:16 (Album version)
4:25 (Single version)
LabelMotown
Stevie Wonder[2]
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder singles chronology
"Front Line"
(1983)
"I Just Called to Say I Love You"
(1984)
"Love Light in Flight"
(1984)
Music video
"I Just Called To Say I Love You" on YouTube

"I Just Called to Say I Love You" is a ballad written, produced, and performed by Stevie Wonder.[2] It remains Wonder's best-selling single to date, having topped a record 19 charts.

The song was the lead single from the 1984 soundtrack album The Woman in Red,[2] along with two other songs by Wonder, and scored number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks from October 13 to October 27, 1984. It also became his tenth number-one on the R&B chart, and his fourth on the adult contemporary chart; it spent three weeks atop both charts, and for the same weeks as on the Hot 100.[3] The song also became Wonder's only solo UK number-one success, staying at the top for six weeks, in the process also becoming Motown Records' biggest-selling single in the UK, a distinction it still holds as of 2018.[2] In addition, the song won both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Original Song.[2] The song also received three nominations at the 27th Grammy Awards for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Instrumental Performance.

There was a dispute among Wonder, his former writing partner Lee Garrett, and Lloyd Chiate as to who actually wrote the song. Chiate claimed in a lawsuit that he and Garrett wrote the song years before its 1984 release; however, a jury ultimately sided with Wonder.[4]

Personnel

Music video

The music video features concert footage recorded in Rotterdam Ahoy on 10 August 1984.[5]

Charts and certifications

See also

References

  1. ^ "RIAA Gold and Platinum Database". Riaa.org. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 136. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  3. ^ "I Just Called to Say I Love You" topped the Billboard Hot 100, Adult Contemporary, and R&B charts simultaneously from October 13 to 27, 1984:
  4. ^ Weinstein, Henry (February 23, 1990). "Wonder Wins Suit Over Song". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ NPO Radio 5: Clip van 'I Just Called To Say I Love You'
  6. ^ Steffen Hung. "Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2013.
  7. ^ Lwin, Nanda. Top 40 Hits: The Essential Chart Guide. Mississauga, Ontario: 1999.
  8. ^ "De Nederlandse Top 40, week 41, 1984". Archived from the original on May 18, 2011. Retrieved 2008.
  9. ^ Steffen Hung. "Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2013.
  10. ^ German Singles Chart Charts-surfer.de Archived January 8, 2009, at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  11. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie Archived June 3, 2009, at WebCite (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  12. ^ Italian Single Chart Hit parade Italia (Retrieved May 30, 2008)
  13. ^ Steffen Hung. "Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 2013.
  14. ^ "SA Charts 1965-March 1989". Retrieved 2018.
  15. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959-2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  16. ^ Steffen Hung. "Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2013.
  17. ^ Steffen Hung. "Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2013.
  18. ^ "Stevie Wonder: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
  19. ^ a b c Billboard AllMusic. (Retrieved April 17, 2008)
  20. ^ "SloTop50 - Slovenian official singles chart". slotop50.si. Retrieved 2019.
  21. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 60th Anniversary Interactive Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  22. ^ "Canadian certifications - Stevie Wonder - I Just Called to Say I Love You". Music Canada. Retrieved 2012.
  23. ^ "Les Singles en Or :" (in French). Infodisc.fr. Archived from the original on December 17, 2013. Retrieved 2012.
  24. ^ "French certifications - Stevie Wonder - I Just Called to Say I Love You" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 2012.Select STEVIE WONDER and click OK.
  25. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Stevie Wonder; 'I Just Called to Say I Love You')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 2012.
  26. ^ "Dutch single certifications - John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John - I Just Called To Say I Love You" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Retrieved 2019.Enter I Just Called To Say I Love You in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  27. ^ Copsey, Rob (September 19, 2017). "The UK's Official Chart 'millionaires' revealed". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2017.
  28. ^ "British certifications - Stevie Wonder - I Just Called to Say I Love You". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2012.Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type I Just Called to Say I Love You in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  29. ^ "American certifications - Stevie Wonder - I Just Called to Say I Love You". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2012.

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