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Artist:Stevie Wonder
Label:  Motown
Country:UK
Catalogue:TMG 1235
Date:Jul 1981
Format:7"
Chart Position:2
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TrackArtistTitleComposerProducerArrangerRating
AStevie WonderHappy BirthdayStevie WonderStevie WonderStevie Wonder7.3  Rate
BStevie WonderHappy Birthday (Sing-A-Long)Stevie WonderStevie WonderStevie Wonder5.3  Rate


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ZebedyZak
24th Oct 2013
 Another Stevie Wonder chart-topper that wasn't. Like his earlier "Yester-Me Yester-You" (TMG 717), this one managed one week at Number One on the NME charts, but not the official chart upon which the Guinness Book Of British Hit Singles was based.

This was the fourth Stevie Wonder single to halt at Number 2 in the UK, by which time he had notched up six US Number Ones. I remember when this one began to fall after stopping in second place, I said to my sister "It looks as though Stevie Wonder will never have a UK Number One". My sister said then, "I think he will. One of these days he will come up with something that will really catch on". Three years later he finally scored that elusive UK Number One smash with his biggest seller, "I Just Called To Say I Love You" (TMG 1349). So, once again my sister was proved to be correct in her predictions (she was right more often than not).
 

 
LondonW4
8th Jan 2013
 Single @ NUMBER 1 on NME CHART, week ending 15th August 1981, for 1 week only.
 

 
Klepsie
13th Feb 2012
 Strawberry Studios was a highly regarded recording venue in the 1970s and 1980s: http://www.strawberrynorth.co.uk/

The STRAWBERRY stamp in the dead wax isn't uncommon (AFAIK it was always stamped, not just scratched in like 'A Porky Prime Cut').
 

 
bikeboyz
13th Feb 2012
 Mine has STRAWBERRY stamped in the run out area on both A and B sides, the label says manufactured in the United Kingdom by EMI. So what's the fruit!?
 


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