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Stevie Wonder at 60: We just blogged to say we love you

Okay, so Stevie Wonder sorta sold out and went commercial in the '80s. There were those dreadful duets with Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney. And while That's What Friends Are You isn't a horrible tune, we prefer the Rod Stewart version to the group sing-a-long with Elton and Dionne.

And we'll just go on pretending I Just Called To Say I Love You never actually happened.

But Part-Time Lover? Seriously, you're shimmying in your chair right now. Stevie still had the mojo!

Stevland Hardaway Judkins turned 60 years old on May 13. Let's hope he didn't celebrate by recording any more duets. Keep it real, Stevie!

STEVIE WONDER'S HIGHEST CHARTING SONGS OF THE '80s:

5. THAT GIRL (1982): "I've been hurting for a long time. And you've been playing for a long time."

4. EBONY AND IVORY (1982): "Side by side on my piano keyboard. Oh Lord, why don't we?"

3. THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR (1985): "Keep smilin' ... Keep shinin' ... Knowin' you can always count on me."

2. PART-TIME LOVER (1985): "We are undercover passion on the run."

1. I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU (1984): "No chocolate covered candy hearts to give away."

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