"I Don't Know Why" (sometimes listed as "I Don't Know Why I Love You") is a 1968 song by Stevie Wonder, from the album For Once in My Life. It also serves as the B-side for the 1969 hit "My Cherie Amour".

The song was recorded when Wonder was 18 years old, and became a moderate hit single, together with "You Met Your Match", another song from the album.

"I Don't Know Why"
Single by the Rolling Stones
from the album Metamorphosis
B-side "Try a Little Harder"
Released May 1975
Format 7"
Recorded June 1969 at Olympic Studios,London, England
Genre Rock
Length 3:01
Label ABKCO Records
Writer(s) Stevie Wonder, Paul Riser, Don Hunter, Lula Hardaway
Producer(s) Jimmy Miller
the Rolling Stones singles chronology
"Ain't Too Proud to Beg"


"I Don't Know Why"


"Out of Time"


Cover versions[edit]Edit

The Jackson 5 cover the song (listed as "Don't Know Why I Love You") on their 1970 album ABC.

The Rolling Stones covered the song in 1975 on their ABKCO outtake album Metamorphosis.

The song was covered by the B.E.F. on their 1991 album Music of Quality and Distinction Volume Two, featuring Green Gartside of Scritti Politti on vocals.

The Brand New Heavies cover the song on their 2006 album Get Used To It.

Popular culture[edit]Edit

The song was featured on an episode of ABC's Scandal entitled "Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot"

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