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Over time, the album became a standard, and it is considered Album) signature album. Just the time, being alive then. To be a father and then… letting go and letting God give me the energy and strength I needed. Many musicians have also remarked on the quality of the album and its influence on their own work. For me, it's the best album ever made, and I'm always left in awe after I listen to it.
George Michael cited the album as his favorite of all time  and with Mary J. Blige covered "As" for a hit single. During the photoshoot for her Whitney: The Greatest Hitsas seen on its respective home videothe album was played throughout the photo sessions, at Houston's request.
The album's importance has also been recognized by heavy metal musicians, with singer Phil Anselmo describing a live performance of Songs in the Key of Life as "a living, breathing miracle". The album's Silk (4) - Lose Control (CD have provided Album) samples for rap and hip-hop artists; for example, " Pastime Paradise ", which itself drew on the first eight notes and four chords of J.
Bach's Prelude No. Insmooth jazz artist Najee recorded a cover album titled Najee Plays Songs from the Key of Lifewhich is based entirely on Wonder's album.
The song repeated the main melody of "I Wish" as a riff and some lyrics re-formed. The event was his 18th annual House Full of Toys Benefit Concert, and featured some of the original singers and musicians from the double-album as well as several from the contemporary scene.
In NovemberWonder began performing the entire album in a series of concert dates in the US and Canada. The start of the tour coincided with the Silk (4) - Lose Control (CD anniversary of the release of Songs in the Key of Life. Highly anticipated, the album surpassed all commercial expectations.
In Canadathe album achieved the same feat, entering at number one on the RPM national albums chart on October It was the album with the most weeks at number one during the year. On January 29 it returned to the top for a fourteenth and final week.
The album then began its final fall. It spent a total of 35 weeks inside the top ten and 80 weeks on the Billboard albums chart. In all, Songs in the Key of Life became the second best-selling album of in the US, only behind Fleetwood Mac 's blockbuster Rumoursand was certified as a diamond album by the RIAAfor sales of 10 million units in the US alone each individual record or disc included with an album counts towards RIAA certifications. Songs in the Key of Life was also the most successful Wonder project in terms of singles.
The lead-off, the upbeat " I Wish " was released in Novemberover a month after the album was released. Seven days after, it also reached the summit of the Billboard Hotalthough it spent only one week at number one. The track became an international top 10 single, and also reached number five in the UK. The follow-up, the jazzy " Sir Duke ", surpassed the commercial success of "I Wish". It also reached number two in the UK, where it was kept off the top spot by the song " Free " by Deniece Williamswho had provided backing vocals on the album.
As sales for the album began to decline during the second half ofthe two other singles from Songs in the Key of Life failed to achieve the commercial success of "I Wish" and "Sir Duke". Though not released as a single, " Isn't She Lovely " received wide airplay and became one of Wonder's most popular songs. It was soon released by David Parton as a single in and became a top 10 hit in the UK. All tracks are written by Stevie Wonderunless otherwise noted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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