Quotes about Stevie Wonder

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For me, the '80s was great because you had Boy George,

For me, the ’80s was great because you had Boy George, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Prince, and Cyndi Lauper. No one put boxes saying this is urban, this is popular, this is underground. It was just good or bad.
I get people today who say, ‘I first heard about you through the Stevie Wonder commercial.’ The power of advertising in that way is incredible.
Beyonce, Otis Redding, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, and Adele are a few of my favorites.
I mostly listen to very popular songs. But I’m a huge fan of Stevie Wonder, and I love jazz – Glenn Fredly, Diah Lestari – so 80% jazz, 20% mixed with everythingdisco, hip hop.
Joe Taslim
I was a huge Beatles fan. The Stones, Dylan. Later on, I got into Stevie Wonder, and Bill Withers – he’s one of my heroes. Al Green, too.
I think my favorite song from another artist would have to be ‘Superstition‘ by Stevie Wonder.
There is something complete about Stevie Wonder, and one senses that he is not only exceptionally important today, but will continue to be for as long as he chooses.
Early inspirations included Michael Jackson, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie… Those were the people I actually wound up studying just to hone my craft.
I was backstage at the House of Blues in L.A where I was about to perform, and Stevie Wonder and Prince turned up at my dressing room together! Stevie started beat boxing and Prince started singing one of my songs, all of a sudden it was like I was in a cypher with these incredible artists.
I sang ‘All Of Me’ at the wedding. I sang ‘Stay With You’ from my first album. And then Stevie Wonder came up and sang ‘Ribbon In the Sky.’ It was impromptu… It was cool… He’s always been a friend and a mentor to me.
I think my craziest Hollywood moment was performing at the Grammys with Stevie Wonder.
I go back to things that are nostalgic for me – Michael Jackson, the Beatles, Britney Spears, Stevie Wonder.
He knows I rip him off every day. He’s the godfather for me. Nobody can say they aren’t influenced by what Stevie Wonder has done.
I stick to my guns – that’s what keeps me going as an artist. Stevie Wonder never changed from what he wanted to do, and each new album that came along was dope.
I can’t ignore what I grew up listening to. My parents used to listen to Michael Jackson non-stop. They used to listen to Luther Vandross, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder.
At the ‘L.A. Times,’ I always wanted to write about artists I thought were meaningful. So I interviewed Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Eminem, White Stripes. And I could understand how almost everybody I interviewed had a sense of artistry.
I grew up in the ’70s, and I hear in my own stuff a lot of what I grew up listening to, which is to say I hear a lot of Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder.
I remember listening to ‘Songs In The Key Of Life’ as a kid. Stevie Wonder has an ability to manipulate pop into something globally obtainable. Anyone can listen and enjoy it because there’s something for everyone. That woke me up to the possibilities of pop music.
Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross and the Jackson 5, that’s what I grew up on.
There were three great child singing stars: Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Jackie Washington.
Don Cornelius
Nobody put the camera on the background singers who were singing. It was on Stevie Wonder. It was on Elton John. It was on whoever was the lead singer out front. We were 20 feet from stardom.
I always loved LeAnn Rimes and especially Clint Black for his soulfulness. As I’ve gotten older, my influences have broadened – John Mayer, Michael Buble, Stevie Wonder, Keith Urban, Stevie Ray Vaughn, the Beatles – all of these artists have somehow been a part of my development as a songwriter.
We can watch videos of our whole journey – from old tours to doing the AMAs (American Music Awards) in 2013 and through the ‘Star Wars‘ medley or when we sang with Stevie Wonder on the Grammys. I just sit back and say, ‘I can’t believe we did all this!’
I wish I was a prolific writing wondrous boy genius – I wish I was Stevie Wonder – but I wasn’t. I was me. I wrote terrible songs about girls I was head-over-heels about. As soon as a pretty girl looks at me, that’s it – I’m in love, and I should probably write a song about it!
I think the Apollo has always been the people’s performing arts center and reflected the community, whether it is Stevie Wonder or Tito Puente.
Arturo O’Farrill
I’m touched by the Beatles. I want some of the music I do to reflect that. Here I am. I love Sly Stone and James Brown and Stevie Wonder, and I want my music to reflect some of that. Here I am. I’m touched by Jon Hendricks. I want some of my music to reflect that. And when I write, you’re going to hear it.
I love Sly Stone and James Brown and Stevie Wonder, and I want my music to reflect some of that.
I’d say that Ray Charles is definitely the biggest influence on my singing. Also Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.
I loved things like Destiny‘s Child, and Amy Winehouse’s first record came out when I was 11 years old. But as a young, young child, I was just surrounded by Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan – just massive, soulful voices.
Stevie Wonder doing ‘We Can Work It Out’ by the Beatles is one of my favorite records of all time.
I learned from the best storytellers in the world: Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Ne-Yo, Michael Jordan, Vin Diesel, RuPaul.
We got word that Mick Jagger heard our first album and liked it. And he wanted us to open for the Stones in Hawaii. That just blew us away. But the next thing I heard was that Stevie Wonder opened for them here in the States and actually got booed at one show. So I was scared to death.
What’s important is that people realize that I can’t be put into a box musically. I’ve studied all forms of music; I know probably more Jay-Z songs than the biggest Jay-Z fan. I’ve studied R. Kelly to the Isley Brothers to Stevie Wonder to Sting and Sade. You don’t have one personality every day. You don’t have one mood.
I can’t be Stevie Wonder; I can’t be Marvin Gaye, but I can be the foundation that I think withholds that mold.
I used to be a pop singer; well, not used to be. I am an R&B singer. My emphasis was on Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan and Aretha Franklin.
I don’t know exactly what genre to put it in, I just know that I grew up listening to a lot of soul music – Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Prince, and Whitney Houston. I was inspired by all these great big voices, and I try to do music that’s timeless.
I don’t dictate, you don’t dictate to Stevie Wonder, not successfully.
I saw George Bush at a benefit concert actually waving at Stevie Wonder. Someone had to tell him ‘he can’t see you’.
Anne Robinson
I heard Smokey Robinson was singing one of my songs on the radio the other day. Being in the presence of Mavis Staples, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott – Stevie Wonder joined me on stage recently. That blows me away.
What I love about Stevie Wonder is the way he makes people feel. He’s one of the best examples of how music can heal.
I am in love with old school funk and soul music. That’s what I grew up listening to, and I want to bring that style back with my music. I love artists like Stevie Wonder, Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind, & Fire, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, and more!
Raini Rodriguez
My inspirations include the Beatles – love, love, love them – Elton John, Carole King, and Stevie Wonder.
I grew up listening to pop music with my dad in the car, and we’d just listen to Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Earth Wind & Fire, KC and the Sunshine Band – all that good stuff. So to see it snaking its way back around again is really exciting, and I love listening to the radio.
Stevie Wonder makes my heart happy and is my spirit animal. That is all.
I like pop music, especially Crosby, Nash, Stills and Young, Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon – he’s broken up with Art Garfunkel hasn’t he? – but I can’t study while pop music is playing.
Caroline, Princess of Hanover
The one thing about Essex is that there’s a lot of people there that are into their soul music. And I’m talking ’80s and ’70s soul music, that was a big part of my childhood, there was Al Green, Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder, people like that.
I like Stevie Wonder as my favorite non-pianist pianist. I mean, I shouldn’t call him a non-pianist, because he’s really a great pianist, but he doesn’t feature it that much – he uses his keyboards and his piano technique to support his great songs and so forth, but he can really blow.
Stevie Wonder was a big influence in my life.
The world of Stevie Wonder – in particular, the kind of overflowing joy that exists in every single thing I’ve ever heard him do, every note he sings – that is so deeply inspiring to me in every way.
I love Stevie Wonder for his sense of rapture in the music. He can swing through a zappy tune, lift your heart, or drift into a sad ballad with consummate ease.
Raphael Saadiq said to me, quite often, that Chuck D was his history teacher. And so he got a lot from the music, things that he wasn’t getting maybe in school. And I feel the same way with regards to Earth, Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder.
My father was in a dance band, and I wanted to do what he did, play the saxophone, but I couldn’t blow a note, so he suggested the guitar. Chromatic harmonica was actually my first instrument, and I got very good at it – not quite Stevie Wonder, but very good.
I always have something by Stevie Wonder in my CD player.
I have been known to play a few rounds in my time. I’m not obsessive; I don’t play in the dark, but even that’s not out of the question because Stevie Wonder is also a golfer.
When I was a young teenager, it was all about The Clash for me and that sort of English punk stuff. Then the Clash led me to all these other kinds of music: classic rock, Stevie Wonder, world music, and Brazilian music. I got serious about jazz when I was probably about 14 or 15.
‘As’ by Stevie Wonder – it’s the greatest song ever written, bro.
The first artist I really loved was Stevie Wonder. That opened the doors to other soul singers like Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin.
I started listening to old school R&B artists like Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, and Donny Hathaway when I was in 6th grade.
I think I’m more influenced, just in general, not by blues artists, but more by stuff from Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder. Stevie Wonder is probably my biggest musical influence of all. And Donny Hathaway.
Jonny Lang
I’ve always wanted to be mentioned in the same sentence or at the same time that you say Quincy Jones or you say Stevie Wonder. I never thought that could possibly ever happen.
I’m definitely inspired by Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, James Brown, Lauryn Hill.
Who picks your clothes – Stevie Wonder?
I grew up in South Carolina. A lot of what I remember back in the day is AM radio. When I was a kid, you could hear Stevie Wonder and Buck Owens on the same station. All the walls and lines between music were taken down for me.
I had the great opportunity to work with some of the greatest artists – the Beach Boys, the Temptations, the Four Tops. Otis Redding. Wilson Pickett. Stevie Wonder. So many great singers. And don’t forget Clarence Carter!
Percy Sledge
I probably wouldn’t be singing if not for Michael Jackson. When I started singing, I didn’t like my tone until my mom put me on to Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, so listening to the way they used their instrument helped me get more comfortable with my own.
I think you have a lot of really good artists today. You have your Beyonce, Usher, Nicki Minaj and the like. But our generation, the artists were stronger. You’re talking about myself, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack, Gladys Knight, The Temptations, The Four Tops.
I booked my first studio at like 12 or 13. Somewhere in that season of my life, singing along with the radio became me wanting to be on radio, you know. And writing Langston Hughes replica poems became me wanting to write like Stevie Wonder.
Oh, yeah, I’ve always thought of covering some of my influences like Billy Joel, Elton John, Stevie Wonder.
When I think of musical geniuses, I think of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and Prince. That’s who comes to mind.
It’s been some surreal moments, you know from performing at Buckingham Palace to having dinner with Stevie Wonder, it’s been an amazing ride.
I was living with my mom in a tiny apartment in Chula Vista, near Third and H Street behind the 7-Eleven. It was crazy to be on the phone with Stevie Wonder. I felt like a meteor hit our apartment!
My parents listened to a lot of music when I was really little. They used to listen to people like Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder and I used to be really into that.
Conor Maynard
Stevie Wonder is extraordinary.
Just coming from a musical family, I was always surrounded by it. On the car rides to school, my mom loved playing A Tribe Called Quest and the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper‘s Lonely Hearts Club Band,’ and then my dad was listening to a lot of Bill Withers and Stevie Wonder.
The guys that I look up to – Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder – were always in touch with an emotion that is familiar to every man: the emotion of love for a woman. That’s what I do.
I grew up listening to the greats of the ’80s and, thanks to my parents, the ’70s – the Doobie Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Luther Vandross, Lionel Richie.
I grew up listening to a lot of hiphop music and R’n’B. Bands like A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Big Daddy Kane, Boogie Down Productions, Cypress Hill, New Edition, Bob Marley, Prince, Stevie Wonder, and a lot of Spanish music.