Stevie Wonder [ 7″ : A Place In The Sun ]
A Place In The Sun
Record : G / Cover : Generic
Stevie Wonder’s hit song “A Place in the Sun” is a good example of this weather-as-metaphor tradition. He recorded this Motown hit at the ripe old age of 16 in 1966. This song was one of Stevie Wonder’s first to contain social commentary, hinting at his political activism to come. “A Place In The Sun” remains a soul classic, although cover versions have been recorded by artists as diverse as Engelbert Humperdinck and Glen Campbell. This is probably thanks to a singable chorus and the universal themes of seeking happiness and a better life.