1974 Stevie Wonder – Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing
In 1972, Stevie Wonder signed a new contract with Motown Records that finally gave him the artistic control of his new records that he had always wanted. That control allowed him to experiment with newly available synthesizers and resulted in only minor success for his new singles. The album Music Of My Mind spawned only two singles, and they peaked at #33 and a dismal #90. Stevie added overdubs on many of the songs.
Fortunately, working on the album helped him transition to music that became much more popular in the next few years. His next two singles from the album Talking Book (Superstition and You Are the Sunshine of My Life) each topped the Hot 100, and his first two singles from his next album (Innervisions) each reached the top ten as well.
Stevie wrote and produced Don’t You Worry ’bout a Thing, and the third single from that album peaked at “only ” #16 on the Hot 100 in 1974.
Three of his next four singles also reached the top of the Hot 100. With so many top singles in such a short time, it’s not too surprising that Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing constantly gets overlooked on oldies stations.