Playlist: Stevie Wonder's Best Early Songs

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50 years ago today, a 12-year-old musical prodigy calling himself "Little" Stevie Wonder recorded his first song "Thank You (For Loving Me All the Way)." The soulful, bossa nova-inflected track—anchored by a still-subversive lyrical twist at track's end—was hardly a runaway success, but kicked off the career of one of the most influential and important songwriters in 20th century music.

Wonder's "classic" period is often cited as starting with 1972's Music of My Mind and extending to 1977's Songs in the Key of Life. But to celebrate the milestone, we decided to go back with this Stevie Wonder Early Years Playlist, commemorating the singer's best tracks you may not have heard from 1962 to 1971. It's some of the best music in Motown and a crucial reminder of the singer's early genius. Enjoy.

Stevie Nicks: Wild at Heart

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Stevie Nicks: Wild at Heart

Asian Song Festival

21m

Asian Song Festival

The Best of The Best Clash

2m

The Best of The Best Clash

The Dirtiest Song Ever Recorded

21m

The Dirtiest Song Ever Recorded

Best Of

23m

Best Of

Best of 2018

20m

Best of 2018

Best of Part 3

45m

Best of Part 3

Best of Part 1

22m

Best of Part 1

Best of Part 2

21m

Best of Part 2

Don't Swear In Front of The Song

21m

Don't Swear In Front of The Song

Tina Turner: Simply the Best

41m

Tina Turner: Simply the Best

Best Performing Women of 2023

41m

Best Performing Women of 2023

Father's Rights: Does Father Know Best?

23m

Father's Rights: Does Father Know Best?

All the Best Moments From Saturday Morning Fever

2m

All the Best Moments From Saturday Morning Fever

What's In Your Fridge: Joyce Wrice

2m

What's In Your Fridge: Joyce Wrice

What's In Your Fridge: Dumbfoundead

2m

What's In Your Fridge: Dumbfoundead

What's In Your Fridge: Guapdad 4000

1m

What's In Your Fridge: Guapdad 4000

What's In Your Fridge: Tinashe

1m

What's In Your Fridge: Tinashe

What's In Your Fridge: Omar Apollo

1m

What's In Your Fridge: Omar Apollo

What's In Your Fridge: A$AP Ferg

2m

What's In Your Fridge: A$AP Ferg

It's Hard Being Precocious

21m

It's Hard Being Precocious

It Just Got Real

41m

It Just Got Real

What's In Your Fridge: Maria Isabel

1m

What's In Your Fridge: Maria Isabel

What's In Your Fridge: Smino

1m

What's In Your Fridge: Smino

I Need A Plane

21m

I Need A Plane

Putting It On Wax

23m

Putting It On Wax

Pink: The Truth

57m

Pink: The Truth

Goomahs

21m

Goomahs

I've Got This Foot Thing

21m

I've Got This Foot Thing

Match Point

21m

Match Point

Ceraadi Upgrades A Basic Grilled Cheese Into A $462 Extravagant Sandwich

14m

Ceraadi Upgrades A Basic Grilled Cheese Into A $462 Extravagant Sandwich

Prince: Kiss the Rain

54m

Prince: Kiss the Rain

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

New York Rapper G Fella Pens Anthem for Playoff Knicks: G-Thing

1m

New York Rapper G Fella Pens Anthem for Playoff Knicks: G-Thing

Dream Team of Bounce

21m

Dream Team of Bounce

Mr. Bongo's Vinyl Collection

16m

Mr. Bongo's Vinyl Collection

Death of Nintendo

1h 34m

Death of Nintendo

More Rapid-Fire Questions

1m

More Rapid-Fire Questions

Sports

20m

Sports

B Plus Praises Jazz and Afrofuturism Pioneer Sun Ra

2m

B Plus Praises Jazz and Afrofuturism Pioneer Sun Ra

The Beatles: In the Life

1h 2m

The Beatles: In the Life

Shenseea Shares Her Rags to Riches Story & Cooks A Native Jamaican Dish

8m

Shenseea Shares Her Rags to Riches Story & Cooks A Native Jamaican Dish

Get A Taste of G Fella's Style with His Gangster Music Video

4m

Get A Taste of G Fella's Style with His Gangster Music Video

Don't Cancel Me With Amara La Negra

Don't Cancel Me With Amara La Negra

DJ Eclipse's Vinyl Collection on Crate Diggers

13m

DJ Eclipse's Vinyl Collection on Crate Diggers

Outdoors

20m

Outdoors

Meet DeAnna

1m

Meet DeAnna

Bavarian Brews

22m

Bavarian Brews