YMMV / Stevie Wonder

  • Awesome Music: So many amazing songs.
  • Ear Worm: Many, many of his songs.
  • Epic Riff: The main riff from "Superstition" from Talking Book, originally played by layered clavinets. By this nature, "You Haven't Done Nothin'" from Innervisions is in a similar position, with a slightly different synth sound at the start.
    • The repeating bassline from "I Wish" from Songs in the Key of Life. Why yes, that is where Will Smith got the idea for Wild Wild West from!
    • The horn riff at the beginning of "Sir Duke".
    • The guitar riff from "I Was Made to Love Her".
    • The harmonica riff from "Isn't She Lovely?".
    • A rare percussive example with the "chugging" rhythm on "You Haven't Done Nothin'."
  • Growing the Beard: His work in The '70s, where he got complete creative control from Motown. This trope appeared in a literal sense around the same time.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: A song titled "Part Time Lover," performed by a guy who would ultimately have kids with five different women.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Stevie's long-time session guitarist Michael Sembello would go on to have a solo hit with "Maniac".
  • Sampled Up: More than a few young Will Smith fans in the late '90s/early '00s did double takes when they heard that the killer hook on "Wild Wild West" in "I Wish".
    • The tune from "Pastime Paradise" will get plenty of gen-xers to start singing Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise (and just as many smart-asses singing "Amish Paradise").
  • Signature Song: "Superstition"
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: "It's Wrong (Apartheid)".
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: "I Just Called to Say I Love You" and "Ebony and Ivory" to some.