Hit songs by Stevie Wonder include 1963's "Fingertips," 1972's "Superstition" and 1985's "Part-Time Lover." Each song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
"Fingertips" was released on the album "The 12 Year Old Genius," with Wonder listed as "Little" Stevie Wonder. The song was recorded live and has two parts, which were released on the single's A and B sides. When the song was being recorded, Wonder began to leave the stage before deciding to return and sing an encore. This encore became the second part of the song.
"Superstition" was released on Wonder's "Talking Book" album. The song was created by Wonder and Jeff Beck. Beck created the drum beat and Wonder wrote most of the song. The two had an agreement that Beck would get the song, but Wonder's record label wanted it for his album. Beck's album was delayed, so Wonder's version was released first and became a hit.
"Part-Time Lover," released on "In Square Circle," became a number one hit on four Billboard charts. Wonder wrote and performed the song, while Luther Vandross provided backing vocals. Wonder says the song is an ode to two songs by The Supremes, "You Can't Hurry Love" and "My World Is Empty Without You."