Much of Wonder's best work is aggressively political - you can't listen to songs like "Living for the City," "Higher Ground," "You Haven't Done Nothin'" without developing a healthy desire to go out and question some authority. But Wonder is also a master of the sappy love song, with the ability to string words together with music that might make other songwriters blush, but which in his hands become instant, enduring classics.
"My Cherie Amour" is such a song - and it may be my all-time favorite Stevie Wonder song. There really isn't much in life that can't be made just a little better by listening to "My Cherie Amour." In fact, I think I will.
Stevie Wonder, "My Cherie Amour," from the summer of 1969.