Song of the Day: Stevie Wonder “If You Really Love Me (JR.Dynamite Edit)”

Stevie Wonder in full 1970s regalia

Originally released in the summer of 1971 when Stevie Wonder was just 20 years old, the “If You Really Love Me” single showed him experimenting with the “Motown Sound,” side-stepping the steady 4/4 base of the well-established formula, and adding a couple of jazzy, downbeat interludes that’s more piano bar than go-go club. Regardless, it was a Billboard hit (number four R&B and number eight pop).

Australian producer JR.Dynamite offers a tasteful re-edit, beefing up the drums to bring an even broader smile to your face and a reminder that warm summer days are not too far off. Free download via his Soundcloud page.

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