For Once in My Life is the ninth (tenth overall) studio album by American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder on Motown Records, released in November 1968. Then eighteen years old, Wonder had established himself as one of Motown's consistent hit-makers. This album continued Wonder's growth as a vocalist, songwriter and producer. It featured songs like the title track, Da-Day" and the modest hits "I Don't Know Why" and "You Met Your Match".
For once I can touch what my heart used to dream of Long before I knew Someone warm like you Would make my dreams come true. For once in my life I won't let sorrow hurt me Not like it's hurt me before For once, I have something I know won't desert me I'm not alone anymore. For once, I can say, this is mine, you can't take it As long as I know I have love, I can make it For once in my life, I have someone who needs me. Oh baby. For once in my life . For Once In My Life" lyrics provided for educational purposes and personal use only.
Artist: Stevie Wonder Album: For Once In My Life Genre: Soul/Funk Released: 1968 Quality: APE (image+. cue) Tracklist: For Once In My Life. Rather than rushing out an album in the spring of 1968, when Da-Day" (Number 9 Pop, Number One R&B) hit, Motown waited, through the modest summer success of "You Met Your Match" (Number 35 Pop, Number Two R&B), until "For Once in My Life" (Number Two Pop and R&B) became Wonder's next mammoth. single, to release an album. As a result, this album contained all three hits, making it one of Wonder's more consistent albums of the '60s, even with filler like "Sunny" and "God Bless the Child.
Features Song Lyrics for Stevie Wonder's For Once In My Life album. You Met Your Match Lyrics. 5. For Once In My Life Lyrics.
More albums from Stevie Wonder: Conversation Peace by Stevie Wonder. Live’ At The Talk Of The Town by Stevie Wonder. With A Song In My Heart by Stevie Wonder. Music From The Movie Jungle Fever by Stevie Wonder. View all albums . By: Stevie Wonder (1968, Funk, Soul). 1. 3. You Met Your Match.
Wonder is also noted for his work as an activist for political causes, including his 1980 campaign to make Martin Luther King, J. s birthday a holiday in the United States. In 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. For Once in My Life (Stevie Wonder album). The most familiar and successful version of "For Once in My Life" is an uptempo arrangement by Stevie Wonder, recorded in 1967. Wonder's version, issued on Motown's Tamla label, was a top-three hit in the United States in late 1968 and early 1969.
Stevie Wonder was the first to pick up the tempo and use a joyful arrangement. Wonder's version, however, sat in the Motown vaults for nearly a year before Gordy finally released it in 1968. This became the hit record and definitive version of the song. The song is about finding that special someone who gives you a feeling of boundless happiness
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