The song, which is by Stevie Wonder, Sylvia Moy, and Henry Cosby, was released in 1965 and became a hit in 1966. Stevie Wonder was only 15 years old. He had not had a major hit in two years, which was an eternity in those Motown days, and he and his voice were transitioning from “Little Stevie Wonder” to a more mature one. It went to #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #1 on the R&B Chart, and $13 in the U.K. With lots of horns behind him, the singer of the song tells his story of poor boy meets rich girl, and he believes their love will see them through. Everything will be all right. The song was also on his 1966 album Up-Tight.
Stevie Wonder was born Stevland Hardaway Judkins in Saginaw, Michigan, on May 13, 1950. He was born prematurely and had a condition that caused blindness. He was a child prodigy, signing on with Motown’s Tamla label when he was only 11. He is singer, songwriter, musician on many instruments, and a record producer. There are so many great songs of his: “Fingertips,” “Superstition”, “You Are the Sunshine of My Life,” “I Just Called to Say I Love You,” and the list goes on.