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Stevie Wonder

Living For The City

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1973
  • 1973
  • 1974
  • 1959
  • 2012
  • 1975

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“Living for the City” is a 1973 hit single by Stevie Wonder for the Tamla (Motown) label, from his Innervisions album. Reaching #8 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart and #1 on the R&B chart, the record is driven by a slow bass synth groove (provided by the enormous TONTO modular synthesiser) that manages to exude a certain amount of tension, an appropriate soundscape for the angry social commentary of the song. Rolling Stone ranked the song #104 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Living just enough ... Just enough for the city ... Living just enough for the city, ohh

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This song is listed #104 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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More songs by Stevie Wonder (See Charts): Happy Birthday, We Can Work It Out, Don't Drive Drunk, I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever), Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day, Master Blaster (Jammin’), Too High, Skeletons, My Cherie Amour, and If You Really Love Me.

Popular in Jazz (See Charts): Sinnerman, What A Wonderful World, Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien, Summertime, Baltimore, Gloomy Sunday, Feeling Good, What's A Woman, Strangers In The Night, and Tom Traubert's Blues.

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