Stevie Wonder: Love’s In Need Of Love Today (1976)

Stevland Hardaway Morris (born May 13, 1950), known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he is considered to be one of the most critically and commercially successful musical performers of the late 20th century. Wonder signed with Motown’s Tamla label at the age of 11, and he continued performing and recording for Motown into the 2010s. He has been blind since shortly after birth.

The double album, Songs in the Key of Life, was released in September 1976. Sprawling in style, unlimited in ambition, and sometimes lyrically difficult to fathom, the album was hard for some listeners to assimilate, yet is regarded by many as Wonder’s crowning achievement and one of the most recognizable and accomplished albums in pop music history.

The album became the first by an American artist to debut straight at No. 1 in the Billboard charts, where it stood for 14 non-consecutive weeks. Two tracks became No. 1 Pop/R&B hits “I Wish” and “Sir Duke”. The baby-celebratory “Isn’t She Lovely?” was written about his newborn daughter Aisha, while songs such as “Love’s in Need of Love Today” and “Village Ghetto Land” reflected a far more pensive mood. Songs in the Key of Life won Album of the Year and two other Grammys. The album ranks 57th on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Love’s In Need Of Love Today (1976)
Written by Stevie Wonder

Lyrics

Good morn or evening friends
Here’s your friendly announcer
I have serious news to pass on to everybody
What I’m about to say
Could mean the world’s disaster
Could change your joy and laughter to tears and pain

It’s that
Love’s in need of love today
Don’t delay
Send yours in right away
Hate’s goin’ round
Breaking many hearts
Stop it please
Before it’s gone too far

The force of evil plans
To make you its possession
And it will if we let it
Destroy ev-er-y-body
We all must take
Precautionary measures
If love and please you treasure
Then you’ll hear me when I say

Oh that
Love’s in need of love today
Don’t delay
Send yours in right away
Hate’s goin’ round
Breaking many hearts
Stop it please
Before it’s gone too far
Gone too far

People you know that
Love’s in need of love today
Love’s in need of love today
Don’t delay
Don’t de-lay
Send yours in right away
Right a-way
You know that hate’s
Hate’s
Hate’s goin’ round
Hate’s goin’ round
Breaking many hearts
Break-ing hearts
Stop stop it please
Before it’s gone too far
Gone too far

It’s up to you cause
Love’s in need of love today
Love’s in need of love today
Don’t delay
Don’t de-lay
Send yours in right away
Right a-way
You know that hate’s
Hate’s
Hate’s goin’ round
Hate’s goin’ round
Breaking hate’s tried to break my heart many times
Break-ing hearts
Don’t, you’ve got to stop it please
Stop it please
Before before before
Gone too far

Love’s in need of love today
Love’s in need of love today
Don’t delay
Don’t de-lay
Send yours in right away
Right a-way
You know that hate’s goin’ around
Hate’s goin’
Hate’s going around
Hate’s going around
Round break-ing hearts
And it tried to break up many hearts
You’ve got to I’ve got to They’ve got to
Stop it please
We’ve got to They’ve got to We’ve got to

Stop it before it’s gone too far
Too far
Love’s love’s in need of love
Love’s in need of love
Did you ever think that love would be in need of love today
To-day don’t
Don’t delay
De-lay
Send yours in right away
Right a-way

Hate’s hate’s
Hate’s goin’ round
Bring it down a little love is very peaceful
So bring it down a little
Stop it please
Gone too far
Love’s in need
Of love today
Don’t delay
Right away awaaaay
Love’s in need
Of love today
Don’t delay
Right away awaaaay
Hate’s goin round
Breaking hearts
Well, please stop it
Uw L-O-V-E love Oh, L-O-V-E love
Love’s in need
Of love today
Don’t delay
Right away
Just give the world love

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