Stevie Wonder – Songs in the key of Life (1976)


Songs in the Key of Life was released as a double LP with a four-song bonus EP. It debuted at number one on the Billboard Pop Albums Chart becoming only the third album to achieve that. Both the lead single “I Wish” and follow-up single “Sir Duke” reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. It is the most critically acclaimed album of Stevie Wonder’s career.
All tracks are written by Stevie Wonder, unless otherwise noted.
Side oneNo. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “Love’s in Need of Love Today” 7:06
2. “Have a Talk With God” Wonder, Calvin Hardaway 2:42
3. “Village Ghetto Land” Wonder, Gary Byrd 3:25
4. “Contusion” (instrumental) 3:46
5. “Sir Duke” 3:52
Total length: 20:51
Side twoNo. Title Length
6. “I Wish” 4:12
7. “Knocks Me Off My Feet” 3:36
8. “Pastime Paradise” 3:27
9. “Summer Soft” 4:14
10. “Ordinary Pain” 6:16
Total length: 21:45
Side threeNo. Title Writer(s) Length
11. “Isn’t She Lovely” 6:34
12. “Joy Inside My Tears” 6:30
13. “Black Man” Wonder, Byrd 8:27
Total length: 21:31
Side fourNo. Title Length
14. “Ngiculela – Es Una Historia – I Am Singing” (translation by Thoko Mdalose Hall, Raymond Maldonado) 3:48
15. “If It’s Magic” 3:12
16. “As” 7:08
17. “Another Star” 8:28
Total length: 22:16

A Something’s Extra EP

Original LP editions included a bonus 7″ EP, titled “A Something’s Extra”, containing four bonus tracks.
Side oneNo. Title Writer(s) Length
18. “Saturn” Wonder, Michael Sembello 4:54
19. “Ebony Eyes” 4:11
Total length: 9:05
Side twoNo. Title Length
20. “All Day Sucker” 5:06
21. “Easy Goin’ Evening (My Mama’s Call)” (instrumental) 3:55
Total length: 9:01

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