Superstition

Canção (song)

Stevie Wonder

Artista (artist)

Stevie Wonder

Compositores (composers)

Funk, Soul, Rhythm & Blues

Tipo (type)

1972

Data (date)

Música com áudio, vídeo, letra no original em inglês e tradução em português.

Song with audio, video, the original lyrics in English and Portuguese translation.

Superstition

Very superstitious, writing’s on the wall
Very superstitious, ladders bout’ to fall
Thirteen month old baby, broke the lookin’ glass
Seven years of bad luck, the good things in your past

When you believe in things that you don’t understand
Then you suffer
Superstition ain’t the way

Very superstitious, wash your face and hands
Rid me of the problem, do all that you can
Keep me in a daydream, keep me goin’ strong
You don’t wanna save me, sad is my song

When you believe in things that you don’t understand
Then you suffer
Superstition ain’t the way, yeh, yeh

Very superstitious, nothin’ more to say
Very superstitious, the devil’s on his way
Thirteen month old baby, broke the lookin’ glass
Seven years of bad luck, good things in your past

When you believe in things that you don’t understand
Then you suffer
Superstition ain’t the way, no, no, no

Superstição

Muito supersticioso, a escrita está na parede
Muito supersticioso, escadas a ponto de cair
Bebê de treze meses de idade, quebrou o espelho
Sete anos de azar, as coisas boas em seu passado

Quando você acredita em coisas que você não entende
Então você sofre
Superstição não é o caminho

Muito supersticioso, lave seu rosto e mãos
Me liberte do problema, faça tudo aquilo que você puder
Me mantenha em um devaneio, me mantenha indo em frente com firmeza
Você não quer me salvar, triste é minha canção

Quando você acredita em coisas que você não entende
Então você sofre
Superstição não é o caminho, yeh, yeh

Muito supersticioso, nada mais para dizer
Muito supersticioso, o diabo está a caminho
Bebê de treze meses de idade, quebrou o espelho
Sete anos de azar, coisas boas em seu passado,

Quando você acredita em coisas que você não entende
Então você sofre
Superstição não é o caminho, não, não, não

“Superstition” is a song by American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder. It was released as the lead single from his fifteenth studio album, Talking Book (1972), by Tamla.[1] The song’s lyrics are chiefly concerned with superstitions,[2] mentioning several popular superstitious fables throughout the song, and deal with the negative effects superstitious beliefs can bring.

Source: Wikipedia

It reached number one in the U.S.[2] and number one on the soul singles chart.[3] The song was Wonder’s first number-one single since “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours” and topped the Billboard Hot 100 in 1973.[4] Overseas, it peaked at number eleven in the UK during February 1973. In November 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song at No. 74 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Writing and recording

Jeff Beck was an admirer of Wonder’s music, and Wonder was informed of this prior to the Talking Book album sessions. Though at this point he was virtually playing all of the instruments on his songs by himself, Wonder still preferred to let other guitarists play on his records, and he liked the idea of a collaboration with Beck, a star-in-the-making guitarist. An agreement was quickly made for Beck to become involved in the sessions that became the Talking Book album, in return for Wonder writing him a song.

In between the album sessions, Beck came up with the opening drum beat. When Wonder heard the beat being played, he told Beck to keep playing while he improvised over the top of it. Wonder ended up improvising most of the song, including the riff, on the spot. In addition to the opening drum beat, Beck, together with Wonder, created the first rough demo for the song later that same day.[5][6]

After finishing the lyrics, arrangement, production and recording of the song, Wonder decided that he would allow Beck to record “Superstition” as part of their agreement. Originally, the plan was for Beck to release his version of the song first, with his newly formed power trio Beck, Bogert & Appice. However, due to the combination of the trio’s debut album getting delayed and Motown CEO Berry Gordy‘s prediction that “Superstition” would be a huge hit and greatly increase the sales of Talking Book, Wonder ended up releasing the song as the Talking Book lead single months ahead of Beck’s version.[7]

On Wonder’s recording, the song’s opening drum beat was performed by Wonder on the kit that Scott Mathews provided at the Record Plant in Hollywood. The funky clavinet riff played on a Hohner Clavinet model C, the Moog synthesizer bass, and the vocals were also performed by Wonder. In addition, the song features trumpet and tenor saxophone, played respectively by Steve Madaio and Trevor Laurence.[8]


Stevie Wonder, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jody Watley, Salt ‘n’ Pepa and Brown Mark – Live

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder, nome real de Stevland Hardaway Morris é um compositor, cantor e ativista de causas humanitárias e sociais estadunidense. Um dos maiores músicos da contemporaneidade, iniciou a carreira muito cedo. Wikipédia

Filhos: Aisha Morris, Kwame Morris, Mumtaz Morris, Keita Morris, MAIS

Cônjuge: Tomeeka Robyn Bracy (desde 2017), Kai Millard Morris (de 2001 a 2015), Syreeta Wright (de 1970 a 1972)

Filmes: Quanto mais músculos melhor, A Dama de Vermelho, MAIS

Anúncios

Escrito por Paul Sampaio

PAUL SAMPAIO CHEDIAK ALVES é professor, locutor, apresentador de rádio e TV, web designer e diretor fundador da REDE SAMPAIO de Televisão e Sites.

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