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    Stevie Wonder - That Girl

    I have always loved this record. Is this Stevie's best record of the 80s?


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    I'll always love Stevie's "That Girl". I picked up the single when it first came out and I was looking forward to a new Stevie Wonder album to come out soon after (and I was a bit disappointed when it turned out to be one of the four [then] new songs for the Original Musiquarium I collection).

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    I thought that the single was so underrated - it certainly is one of my favourites from Stevie - and I may be inclined to agree that I prefer this over all his other work from that decade.

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    I have always loved this song, especially as it's release coincided with its wording applying to a young lady in my life, who became my wife!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordy_hunk View Post
    I thought that the single was so underrated - it certainly is one of my favourites from Stevie - and I may be inclined to agree that I prefer this over all his other work from that decade.
    Itís a great track, a slow builder, a slow burner and very much a grower.

    This places it well outside of the kind of material that was topping the charts back when it was released.

    It also takes more time to appreciate this track than the average early 80s single buyer might have granted it.

    Those of us with the patience to listen to it and to learn to love it are the lucky ones.

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    Always lurv Stevie on the harmonica bridge. "Yeah yeah yeah
    yeah yeah....that girl gets every single man that asks her for her hand..." Go, Stevie!

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    For me, it's a 3 way tie between "That Girl", "Do I Do" and "Master Blaster Jammin'".

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    Quote Originally Posted by lockhartgary View Post
    For me, it's a 3 way tie between "That Girl", "Do I Do" and "Master Blaster Jammin'".
    My number 2 pick for the 80s is "Part-Time Lover".

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativeNY63 View Post
    Always lurv Stevie on the harmonica bridge. "Yeah yeah yeah
    yeah yeah....that girl gets every single man that asks her for her hand..." Go, Stevie!
    I loved this song when it came out. I can remember singing to it or humming along to it every time it came on the radio back then.

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    This song would have to be in my top 3 Stevie Wonder songs. There's just something so mysterious and catchy sounding about it. Maybe it was the use of that chorus sounding synthesized instrument played off the main beat (syncopation, of course) which, in a good way, throws one off as one listens to it. I find myself seeing if I can tap those syncopated phrases after "tell her that love her....need her...."

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    For me 'That Girl' was Stevie's last great single!

  12. Hands down for me the best thing he recorded in the 80s. I was a teenager who was very much into the 60s Motown Sound and there was a spirit of that sound I heard in this song. I couldn't get enough of "That Girl".

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    Quote Originally Posted by copley View Post
    For me 'That Girl' was Stevie's last great single!
    It sure had a nice hook to it.

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    I have listened to this one before and not thought that much of it, but will give it another listen now! I DO LOOOOOOVE "DO I DO" THO!!!!!!!!



    *edit as of 20 seconds into "That Girl": I like it

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    YES!!! Sheer brilliance

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomatoTom123 View Post
    I have listened to this one before and not thought that much of it, but will give it another listen now! I DO LOOOOOOVE "DO I DO" THO!!!!!!!!



    *edit as of 20 seconds into "That Girl": I like it
    That bass line is killer!!

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    Yeah another great Stevie track from the 80s. Unfortunately I never saw him perform it live, was anyone lucky enough to see him perform it live.
    Oh Marv, I loved Part Time Lover when it was released and going mad when he performed it at Wembley Arena.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McMotown View Post
    Yeah another great Stevie track from the 80s. Unfortunately I never saw him perform it live, was anyone lucky enough to see him perform it live.
    Oh Marv, I loved Part Time Lover when it was released and going mad when he performed it at Wembley Arena.
    I got to see him perform it live at the Fox Theater in Detroit on New Year's Eve 1994-95 where he put on a 3 hour concert!!!

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