Signed Sealed Delivered

October 29, 2021

Stevie Wonder’s classic, today’s song is “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.” Sassy vocals, a catchy bass line, and clever lyrics give this song all the makings of a Motown hit.

  • Stevie Wonder was born Stevlan Hardaway Morris in 1950 in Saginaw, Michigan. Due to birth complications, he has been blind virtually his entire life.
  • Stevie Wonder began singing as a child and by age 11, he signed with Motown Records. He got his stage name due to his age and his talent for playing many instruments.
  • “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” was released in June of 1970. Later that year, the song was released on Wonder’s twelfth studio album entitled Signed, Sealed & Delivered.
  • Wonder earned his sixth Grammy nomination for “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” but did not win the award.
  • This song marks the first solo production of Wonder’s career. He wrote the song at age 20 with his then-wife and fellow musician, Syreeta Wright.
  • “Signed, Sealed, Delivery” has been covered by numerous other artists, including The Osmonds, Peter Frampton, and Elton John.
  • At the time of its release, the song spent six weeks at number 1 on the U.S. R&B chart. It also reached number 3 on the U.S. Pop chart.
  • “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” is certified gold in Denmark and platinum in the United Kingdom.

Lyrics:

(Genius)

Ah-hey!

Oh yeah, baby!

[Verse 1]

Like a fool I went and stayed too long

Now I’m wondering if your love’s still strong

Ooh baby, here I am, signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours! Mmh!

Then that time I went and said goodbye

Now I’m back and not ashamed to cry

Ooh baby, here I am, signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours! Ahh!

[Chorus]

Here I am, baby, oh oh

Signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours

(You got my future in your hands)

Here I am, baby

Signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours

[Bridge]

You got my future in your hands, hey hey

I’ve done a lot of foolish things

That I really didn’t mean, ah hey, yeah yeah

Didn’t I? Oh baby

[Verse 2]

Seen a lot of things in this old world

When I touch them, they mean nothing, girl

Ooh baby, here I am, signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours!

Ahh, I’m yours!

Ooh wee baby, you set my soul on fire

That’s why I know you’re my heart’s only desire

Ooh baby, here I am, signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours!

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