Release Date

October 27, 1972

“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 Billboard Hot 100 chart and his first number-one on the 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 (following “Superstition”) released from the 1972 album entitled Talking Book, which stayed at number one on the R&B albums chart for three weeks.

Rolling Stone ranks the song at number 183 on their list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”. Billboard called it “a soft, haunting ballad with outstanding electric piano runs and outstanding production work.”