This week’s Rockin’ Friday tune is Stevie Wonder’s Superstition. I thought this was a great way to honor today’s Friday the 13th “holiday”. Unless you actually are superstitious, like some of my relatives, then you probably won’t appreciate this one.
Written by Wonder in 1972, Superstition tells the tales of what bad things can happen if you ignore the old wives’ tales about black cats, broken mirrors and other
nonsense scary stuff. Recognizable for its steady drum into and utilization of Stevie’s super funky synthesizer this song was ahead of its’ time when it was written. It is a great amalgamation of funk, soul, horns and a great pre-disco disco beat.
With great lyrics that can be applicable to many situations in life, I think the message is pretty powerful:
When you believe in things that you don’t understand
Then you suffer
Superstition ain’t the way…
Stevie is a wise man. Go check it out…
Are you superstitious? Tell me about it in the comments below.