Sunday, March 05, 2017

Song #111: "Don't Drive Drunk"--Stevie Wonder (1984)

From the soundtrack to the motion picture "The Woman In Red" comes the first of two Stevie Wonder contributions to the Top 500, a song that was panned by some critics, probably some of the same critics who panned Nancy Reagan's "too simple" message of "Just Say No" to drugs back in the 1980's.

You combine the super funk of Stevie with a much-needed message, then, and now (so maybe it wasn't so worthy of panning, you know?), and you have the makings of what I have always believed was an underrated Wonder tune.

It charted in the Netherlands and in the United Kingdom, but not in the United States, and I can remember stopping everything when I did hear it on the radio, because its airplay amount was, at best, scarce.

But now we have it for all time.  :)  One more Stevie appearance coming soon!

And don't drive drunk!  Thank you.

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