Hotter Than July

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Hotter Than July
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 29, 1980
Recorded1979-80
Genre
Length45:52
LabelTamla
ProducerStevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder chronology
'Journey through the Secret Life of Plants
(1979)
Hotter Than July 'Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium I
(1982)
Singles from Hotter Than July
  1. "Master Blaster (Jammin')"
    Released: 1980
  2. "I Ain't Gonna Stand for It"
    Released: 1980
  3. "Lately"
    Released: 1981
  4. "Happy Birthday"
    Released: 1981

Hotter Than July is the nineteenth album by American recording artist Stevie Wonder. It was released on Motown's Tamla label on September 29, 1980. It was certified platinum, which means it sold more than 1,000,000 copies in the US. It reached number three on the US Billboard chart. This was Stevie Wonder's most successful album in the UK, where it reached number two on the sales charts, and produced four top ten singles.[1]

Hotter Than July was nominated for Favorite Soul/R&B Album at the American Music Awards in 1982.

Track listing[change | change source]

All songs written, produced and arranged by Stevie Wonder except where noted.

Side one
  1. "Did I Hear You Say You Love Me" – 4:07
  2. "All I Do" (music: Wonder; lyrics: Wonder, Clarence Paul, Morris Broadnax) – 5:06
  3. "Rocket Love" – 4:39
  4. "I Ain't Gonna Stand for It" – 4:39
  5. "As If You Read My Mind" – 3:37
Side two
  1. "Master Blaster (Jammin')" – 5:07
  2. "Do Like You" – 4:25
  3. "Cash in Your Face" – 3:59
  4. "Lately" – 4:05
  5. "Happy Birthday" – 5:57

Charts[change | change source]

Certifications[change | change source]

Region Certification Sales
Canada 2 X Platinum 200,000
France Gold 962,300[19]
Japan (Oricon charts) Example 73,000[8]
United Kingdom (BPI) Platinum 300,000
United States (RIAA) Platinum 1,000,000

References[change | change source]

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