Etta James: At Last K-Ci & JoJo: All My Life Whitney Houston: I Will Always Love You John Legend: Stay With You Patti LaBelle: If Only You Knew SWV: You’re Always On My Mind The Isley Brothers: For the Love of You John Legend: You & I Beyonce: Halo Faith Evans: I Love You Four Tops/Whitney Houston: I Believe In You and Me Tammi Terrel & Marvin Gaye/Cheryl Lynn & Luther Vandross: If This World Were Mine Anita Baker: Sweet Love Percy Sledge: When a Man Loves a Woman New Edition: Can You Stand the Rain Rufus & Chaka Khan: Sweet Thing Jill Scott: He Loves Me Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole: Unforgettable Whitney Houston: You Give Good Love Jaheim: Anything Rose Royce: Wishing on A Star Ginuwine: Differences The O'Jays: Stairway to Heaven Mariah Carey: When I Saw You Aaliyah: At Your Best (You Are Love) Dru Hill: These Are the Times Babyface: Every Time I Close My Eye Brian McKnight: Back At One Minne Riperton: Loving You India Arie: Ready For Love Troop: All I Do Is Think of You Prince: Adore Kindred The Family: Where Would I be Chaka Khan: Through the Fire Jagged Edge: Promise Dondria: You’re the One Kevon Edmonds: 24/7 Kem: I Can’t Stop Loving You Stevie Wonder/Luther Vandross/Donell Jones: Knocks Me Off My Feet Tony! Toni! Tone!: Whatever You Want Musiq Soulchild: Dontchange Beyonce: Speechless Seal: Kiss From A Rose Case: Happily Ever After Kem: Share My Life Keyshia Cole: Love Gerald Levert: Made to Love You Musiq Soulchild: Love The Deele: Two Occasions Mawell: Fortunate Xscape: The Arms of the One Who Loves You India Arie: The Truth Tendy Pendergrass: Love T.K.O Kenny Lattimore: For You SWV: Weak Musiq Soulchild: sobeautiful Mariah Carey: Vision of Love Aretha Franklin: You’re All I Need Gladys Kinght & The Pimps: Best Thing That Happened to Me Beyonce: Rather Die Young Luther Vandross: Here and Now Pressure: Love And Affection Heatwave/Luther Vandross: Always & Forever Chaka Khan: Ain’t Nobody John Legend: All of Me Alicia Keys: If I Ain’t Got You Luther Vandross: All The Woman I Need Ruff Endz: Someone to Love You Stevie Wonder: You and I Beyonce: Dangerously In Love Avant & Keye Wyatt: You & I Shanice: I Love Your Smile Maria Carey: Open Arms Musiq Soulchild: Teachme Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway/Beyonce & Luther Vandross: The Closer I Get to You John Legend: P.D.A. (We Just Don’t Care) Stevie Wonder: Signed, Sealed Delivered (I’m Yours) Atlantic Starr: Always Luther Vandross & Mariah Care: Endless Love Blackstreet: Let’s Stay in Love John Legend: So High Lionel Richie & Diana Ross: Endless Love Whitney Houston: Greatest Love of All Mariah Carey: Underneath the Stars Jagged Edge: Good Luck Charm
"Tusk" - like Aries, this song is forceful and dynamic. The song has an objective and asserts itself with raw, unbending power that might seem obnoxious to some and immensely attractive to others.
"Gold Dust Woman" - firm, uncompromising, and powerful, this song, like Taurus, hammers home its message with blunt intensity. It tramples on the bullshit of its intended audience but not unjustly.
"Gypsy" - fun, quirky, and a party favorite. "Gypsy," like Gemini, embraces the spontaneity of fleeting social encounters but shies away from emotional depth at first glance. No one really understand you or this song, but we love you nonetheless.
"Landslide" - deeply sentimental, this song focuses on the subject of change. Like Cancer, it expresses deep emotional ties to the world around it even as it struggles to understand itself in relation to an impermanent reality
"Go Your Own Way" - well-known and well-loved, Leo, like this song, puts itself on a pedestal. Fun and playful, this song is about giving a big "f*** you!" to those who felt they could do better. Reality was you were too good for them. You go Leo.
"The Chain" - written by all five members, this song focuses on the brutal practicality of unity. Virgos can relate to this song as they often sacrifice emotion or the sake of fact and practical reason which can lead to tense social relations.
"Seven Wonders" - though you might not be the next Supreme, "Seven Wonders" is a light and flirtacious song that captures Libra's appreciation for aesthetic beauty, no matter how permanent or transient.
"Rhiannon" - the song about an old Welsh witch captures Scorpio's tendency to play aloof and yet harbor intense emotions. Like Rhiannon, you may hurt people or push them away to protect yourself, but you ultimately want to be loved.
"Don't Stop" - adventurous and optimistic, "Don't Stop" embodies Sagittarius' tendency toward social engagement and worldly ambition. Like this song, Sagittarius' is future-oriented and chooses to focus on the road ahead despite the past and present.
"Dreams" - despite the somewhat cosmic nature of the music, "Dreams" offers a sober understanding of relationships to which practical Capricorn can relate. This type of post-breakup clarity is one that is derived from Capricorn's logical way of looking at the world.
"Everywhere" - light-hearted, self-aware, and a little spacey; "Everywhere" defines Aquarius' inner conflict between desire for detachment and intellectual/emotional investment in other people
"Silver Springs" - intense, dualistic, emotional, and deeply spiritual; this song embodies Pisces' affinity for both mysticism and complex feelings. This song is a reminder to never underestimate the depth of a Pisces' emotions.
Stevie signing a Buckingham Nicks record for the guy that I met in line at the merch table in New Orleans!! He was so nice and excited(he reminded me a lot of myself actually) and before Crying In The Night we tried to get Stevie’s attention so she’d see it but she kept looking across above the crowd. So, after Landslide we tried again, everyone was jumping and pointing to it and finally she saw it!! She goes, “see, there’s that picture again!” and she looked over at Waddy and mouthed to him asking if she could sign it and smiled and she asked the boy if he had a pen(which he did). And she came over and bent down and took it!! It was incredibly loud so it took him yelling his name several times for her to be able to hear him! The crowd was going wild!! I was so happy(and even happier that I was recording!). She is so lovely and sweet, and this just proves it!!
On this day in music history: August 1, 1970 - “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” by Stevie Wonder hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 6 weeks, also peaking at #3 on the Hot 100 on August 8, 1970. Written by Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright, Lee Garrett and Lula Mae Hardaway, it is the sixth R&B chart topper for the twenty year old Motown superstar. Originally written with the intent of giving it to singer Johnnie Taylor, Wonder changes his mind and records the song himself. Stevie’s mother Lula actually comes up with the songs title after hearing him sing the melody line. “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours” is the first record self produced under his own name (having previously co-written and produced The Spinners’ “It’s A Shame” several months before). The basic track is recorded at Motown’s Studio A in Detroit on August 26, 1969, with The Funk Brothers providing musical backing. The personnel includes Bob Babbitt (bass), Richard “Pistol” Allen, Wonder (drums), Robert White, Eddie Willis (guitars, electric sitar) and Jack Ashford (tambourine). Another session overdubbing the horn section (arranged by Paul Riser) is cut at Motown’s Studio B in Detroit (formerly Golden World Records in The Donovan Building) on February 26, 1970. A third session at Studio A recording Stevie’s initial lead vocal track and more instrumental overdubs, are tracked on April 23, 1970. And finally on April 28, 1970 a fourth and final session at Studio A takes place, overdubbing new lead vocals and the background vocals sung by Syreeta Wright, Venetta Fields and Lynda Tucker Laurence. Released on June 3, 1970, it quickly becomes a smash on both R&B and top 40 pop radio, unseating The Jackson 5’s “The Love You Save”, which had also held the top spot on the R&B singles chart for six weeks. “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” sells nearly two million copies in the US, and earns Stevie Wonder his first Grammy nomination for Best R&B Song in 1971. Over time, it becomes one of Wonder’s most frequently covered songs with versions recorded by Bobby Byrd, Chaka Khan, Peter Frampton, Craig David, Blue Featuring Angie Stone & Stevie Wonder, Michael McDonald, and Syreeta Wright. During his run for the presidency in 2008, Barack Obama frequently plays Stevie Wonder’s original version at election rallies. Wonder himself performs the song live on the final night of the Democratic National Convention in Denver, CO. The song is featured again at both of Obama’s election night victory rallies at Grant’s Park in Chicago in 2008 and 2012.