Stevie Wonder: “I Was Made To Love Her”

MAY 1967 (45 YEARS AGO)
Stevie Wonder: “I Was Made To Love Her” b/w “Hold Me” (Tamla T-54151) 45 single is released in the US.
“I Was Made to Love Her” is a hit single recorded by Stevie Wonder for Motown’s Tamla label in May, 1967. The song was written by Wonder, his mother Lula Mae Hardaway, Sylvia Moy and producer Henry Cosby; and included on Wonder’s 1967 album I Was Made to Love Her. Released as a single, “I Was Made to Love Her” peaked at #2 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart and spent four non-consecutive weeks at number-one on the Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles chart in the United States.
When asked in a 1968 interview which of his songs stood out in his mind, Wonder answered “I Was Made to Love Her because it’s a true song.” The song features Wonder’s harmonica solo in the introduction. The song also features strings following the bridge section. The song also features the use of an Electric Sitar in the opening and repeated throughout the verse. The last lyric line “You know Stevie won’t ever leave you”, refers to the singer himself.

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