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Superstition is a song by American artist Stevie Wonder. It stood on his album Talking Book from October 1972 and was also issued as a single in the same period. On the b-side of the single is the situation with Yvonne Wright written song you've Got It Bad Girl.
He wrote both songs during the tour on the occasion of its previous album, Music of My Mind from March 1972. The drumbeat was created by Jeff Beck when he worked in the studio together with Wonder. Wonder originally wanted that Beck would record the song, but he allowed himself to convince by record producer Berry Gordy to include it yourself. Beck got instead the song Cause we've Ended As Lovers, which he recorded for his 1975 album Blow by Blow . He later took with Tim Bogert and Carmine Appice on a cover of Superstition .
Wonder scored with a US number one-hit Superstition . He reached the Dutch top 40 and the twelfth place in the Single Top 100 the tenth place. In the United Kingdom peaked in February 1973 on Superstition the eleventh place. The music magazine Rolling Stone placed 74th on the Superstition in a list of the 500 best songs of all time.
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in the Radio 2 Top 2000
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