The Woman in Red: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the second soundtrack album released by American musician Stevie Wonder on the Motownlabel. Also featuring Dionne Warwick, the LP was released in 1984 for the film of the same name. It featured Wonder's biggest hit, "I Just Called to Say I Love You", which hit #1 internationally and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, and also featured the follow-up hit, "Love Light in Flight" (a US top 20 hit) and "Don't Drive Drunk", the song and the accompanying music video for which were used in the Ad Council and the US Department of Transportation's Drunk Driving Prevention public service announcement the following year.

The album reached number four on the US Billboard 200 chart, #1 on the R&B Albums chart (for four weeks) and #2 on the UK Albums Chart, where it was kept off the top spot by the albums Now That's What I Call Music 3 and David Bowie's Tonight. After Songs in the Key of Life and Hotter Than July, Wonder reached #2 in the UK charts failing to achieve a #1 album, a milestone that he never was able to achieve. However, "I Just Called to Say I Love You" was a massive hit in the UK, reaching #1, becoming the second best-selling single of 1984 (only behind Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?") and the third most successful single of the entire 1980s there. (With 1.775 million copies sold only in the UK, the single is actually the thirteenth most successful ever in Britain).

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide [2]


 [hide*1 Track listing

Track listing[edit]Edit

All songs written by Stevie Wonder, except "It's More Than You" by Ben Bridges.

  1. "The Woman in Red" - 4:39
  2. "It's You" (With Dionne Warwick) - 4:55
  3. "It's More Than You" (Instrumental) - 3:15
  4. "I Just Called to Say I Love You" - 6:16
  5. "Love Light in Flight" - 6:54
  6. "Moments Aren't Moments" (Solo by Dionne Warwick) - 4:32
  7. "Weakness" (With Dionne Warwick) - 4:13
  8. "Don't Drive Drunk" - 6:33
  • Note: Later pressings of the compact disc have the radio edit of "I Just Called to Say I Love You", due to its popularity.


Peak positions[edit]Edit

Chart (1984/85) Position
Australian Kent Music Report[3] 4
Austrian Albums Chart[4] 2
Canadian RPM Albums Chart[5] 4
Dutch Albums Chart[6] 2
French SNEP Albums Chart[7] 5
Italian Albums Chart[8] 1
Japanese Oricon Albums Chart[9] 5
New Zealand Albums Chart[10] 4
Norwegian VG-lista Albums Chart[11] 1
Spanish Albums Chart[12] 1
Swedish Albums Chart[13] 1
Swiss Albums Chart[14] 2
UK Albums Chart[15] 2
U.S. Billboard 200[16] 4
West German Media Control Albums Chart[17] 3

Year-end charts[edit]Edit

Chart (1984) Position
Australian Albums Chart[3] 51
Austrian Albums Chart[18] 24
Canadian Albums Chart[19] 19
Dutch Albums Chart[20] 27
French Albums Chart[21] 68
Italian Albums Chart[8] 5
Spanish Albums Chart[12] 6
UK Albums Chart[22] 30
Chart (1985) Position
Canadian Albums Chart[23] 83
Japanese Albums Chart[24] 49
Spanish Albums Chart[12] 5
U.S. Billboard 200[25] 53


Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[26] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Germany (BVMI)[27] Gold 250,000^
Japan (Oricon Charts) 286,000[9]
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[28] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[29] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[30] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

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