About The Song

The ballad “I Just Called to Say I Love You” was originally written and performed by the one and only Stevie Wonder. In 1984, the song was part of his album The Woman in Red. The song has entered many charts in and outside the United States. “I Just Called to Say I Love You” peaked at No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts for 3 weeks in 1984, and remaining on the chart for a total of 26 weeks. Furthermore, it also peaked at No. 1 on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary chart for 3 weeks and spending a total of 22 weeks on the chart. This was Wonder’s best-selling and famous hit of all-time. Moreover, the song received an award at the Golden Globes for Best Original Song.

When you listen to Wonder’s tracks it is hard not to be struck by their life-affirming qualities and infectiously upbeat attitude.

‘I Just Called to Say I Love You’ is one of Wonder’s most well known tracks and undoubtedly cultivates a sound mind. This is an example of good mental health and positive relationships in action. As the song’s lyrics state, the reason for the phone call is not to celebrate any particular occasion.  It is not Christmas or New Year. It is not even Halloween.  The reason he is calling on this ‘ordinary day’ is simply to tell the person this: ‘I love you, I care for you and I mean it.’

The message that comes across is that we all need to value our relationships. Unlike the often superficial tone and meaning of ‘I love you’ in many top 10 hits, ‘I Just Called to Say I Love You’ emphasises that happiness can be gained (and given) as part of a loving relationship.

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Lyric

🎵 Let’s sing along with the lyrics! 🎤

No New Year’s Day to celebrate
No chocolate covered candy hearts to give away
No first of spring
No song to sing
In fact here’s just another ordinary day

No April rain
No flowers bloom
No wedding Saturday within the month of June
But what it is, is something true
Made up of these three words that I must say to you

I just called to say I love you
I just called to say how much I care
I just called to say I love you
And I mean it from the bottom of my heart

No summer’s high
No warm July
No harvest moon to light one tender August night
No autumn breeze
No falling leaves
Not even time for birds to fly to southern skies

No Libra sun
No Halloween
No giving thanks to all the Christmas joy you bring
But what it is, though old so new
To fill your heart like no three words could ever do

I just called to say I love you
I just called to say how much I care, I do
I just called to say I love you
And I mean it from the bottom of my heart

I just called to say I love you
I just called to say how much I care, I do
I just called to say I love you
And I mean it from the bottom of my heart, of my heart,
of my heart

I just called to say I love you
I just called to say how much I care, I do
I just called to say I love you
And I mean it from the bottom of my heart, of my heart,
Baby of my heart

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One thought on “Stevie Wonder – I Just Called To Say I Love You”
  1. My darling late husband gave a Record of this to my son & daughters to give to me on our Wedding Day 12 th November 1984. A Magical day ,we healed each other’s hurts & had enjoyed each other’s company since November 11 th 1979 yes Remembrance Sunday we went to see The Three Degrees at Jollees.
    He still says I Just Called To Say I Love You from a different place ,Taken from me so suddenly in 1996 But Always in my Heart & mind Missed & Loved so much.
    Yes CARIAD I just called to say I Love You so much too.& will Till we Meet Again .Thank You for sharing this Most Memorable song so near Our Anniversary.
    Love & Blessings to All.

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