Song of the Day #3,246: ‘Knocks Me Off My Feet’ – Stevie Wonder vs. Talking Heads

I’m curious to see how this vote goes. Stevie Wonder, an unquestioned musical genius and living legend, against Talking Heads, one of alternative music’s most innovative and influential bands.

This isn’t a tough call for me. I appreciate Stevie Wonder’s music more than I like it (don’t tell Michelle Obama!). Talking Heads, on the other hand, works for me on every level.

[Verse 1]
I see us in the park
Strolling the summer days of imaginings in my head
And words from our hearts
Told only to the wind felt even without being said
I don’t want to bore you with my trouble
But there’s sumptin about your love
That makes me weak and
Knocks me off my feet

[Pre-Chorus]
There’s something about your love
That makes me weak and
Knocks me off my feet
Knocks me off my feet

[Chorus]
I don’t want to bore you with it
Oh but I love you, I love you, I love you
I don’t want to bore you with it
Oh but I love you, I love you, I love you
More and more

[Verse 2]
We lay beneath the stars
Under a lovers tree that’s seen through the eyes of my mind
I reach out for the part
Of me that lives in you that only our two hearts can find
But I don’t want to bore you with my trouble
But there’s sumpting about your love
That makes me weak and
Knocks me off my feet

[Pre-Chorus]
There’s something about your love
That makes me weak and
Knocks me off my feet
Knocks me off my feet

[Chorus]
I don’t want to bore you with it
Oh but I love you, I love you, I love you
I don’t want to bore you with it
Oh but I love you, I love you, I love you

I don’t want to bore you with it
Oh but I love you, I love you, I love you
I don’t want to bore you with it
Oh but I love you, I love you, I love you

I don’t want to bore you with it
Oh but I love you, I love you, I love you
I don’t want to bore you with it
Oh but I love you, I love you, I love you

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4 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,246: ‘Knocks Me Off My Feet’ – Stevie Wonder vs. Talking Heads

  1. Dana says:

    This is a tougher call for me. I consider both Wonder and Byrne to be musical geniuses. And both have songs I love as well as records to which I am fairly indifferent. Of course, the Talking Heads never put out anything like the rather insipid “I Just Called to Say I Love You.”

    I’m going Talking Heads here, though I’m fine with either advancing.

  2. Amy says:

    I’m voting for Stevie for the same reason you voted for Talking Heads. While I appreciate that musical innovation, there are only a few Talking Heads’ songs I can honestly say I seek out. Stevie, on the other hand, is innovative and endlessly, toe tappingly enjoyable. Two nights in a row, 21 Hearts One Beat closed their show with “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” and the audience – young, old, and in between – were dancing and singing along.

  3. Rob says:

    For me – Stevie hands down. The sheer genius and consistency of his work in the 70’s is still a high water mark in the industry.

  4. The Cool Guy (Daniel) says:

    I feel bad voting against David Byrne twice in this competition especially considering how much I enjoy his music regardless what medium he’s producing it through. However, I couldn’t in any good conscience vote against Stevie Wonder. He’s a musical genius and there’s no denying that someone of that level of talent should go on to the next round. He didn’t win two best albums of the year Grammys in a row for no reason.

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