Открытка (плейкаст) «I Just Called To Say I Love You»

NTLL , 14 апреля 2012 года, 23:43

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I Just Called To Say I Love You I Just Called To Say I Love You

Like his Motown labelmates the Temptations had done with "Masterpiece", Stevie Wonder had recorded a '70s hit with "cinematic" feel, "Living for the City". Neither song had anything to do with an actual movie soundtrack, even thought the "blaxploitation" movie boom was at its peak. Yet both tracks has such a "wide screen" vibe that some listeners felt that they were actually "watching a movie". In addition, "Living for the City" was spiced with dialogue and sound effects. Wonder wouldn't actually have a hit song connected with a movie soundtrack until the next decade, however.

Dionne Warwick asked Wonder to contribute to the soundtrack of the 1984 Gene Wilder movie The Woman in Red. Wonder submitted a song called "I Just Called to Say I Love You," which he'd started composing several years earlier. Written and produced by Wonder, "I Just Called to Say I Love You" went gold, going to number one R&B and number one pop in the summer of 1984. Then three events took place that were both good and not so good: first of all, "I Just Called to Say I Love You" earned Wonder his first Oscar, winning for best original movie song. Second of all, Wonder collaborator Lee Garrett (he co-wrote "Signed Sealed and Delivered" and the Jermaine Jackson/Wonder-produced hit "Let's Get Serious") and Lloyd Chiate sued Wonder for copyright infringement in October 1985. Garrett then pulled the suit the following spring, finding that Wonder's song and his own song, "I Just Called to Say", were similar in title only. Lastly, there was some controversy over Wonder's Oscar win because of the rule that says that the song must be written specifically for the movie. Despite the brouhaha, Wonder was able to keep his Oscar. Going to number one R&B and number four pop, The Woman in Red soundtrack went platinum, spawning Wonder's "Love Light in Flight" (number four R&B, number 17 pop) and the radio-aired LP track duet between Wonder and Warwick.

Звук:Album "Woman in Red" Stevie Wonder (Steveland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950 in Saginaw, MI) Composed By Stevie Wonder "I Just Called to Say I Love You"
Изображение: by ~Aniviel "love-you" by ~xsoxprettyxburningx "Hello, I love you." Коллаж автора каста.
Текст:Song Review by Ed Hogan
Тэги: stevie_wonder


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