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Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder

This track by Stevie Wonder spent five weeks in the UK top 10 in 1977.

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This week in 1977, Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder entered the UK top 10 at number 9, having entered the top 40 two weeks previously at number 39. The song spent five weeks in the top 10, including one week at its peak position of number 2, and then dropped into the lower top 40 for the final two weeks of its chart life.

Sir Duke was released on the Motown record label and was the ninth of nineteen top 10 hits for Stevie Wonder in the UK. It was taken from the platinum-selling album Songs in the key of life, which peaked at number 2 in the UK albums chart and was a US number 1. The single, written as a tribute to Duke Ellington, was certified silver in the UK and also topped the US chart.

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UK singles chart for the week ending 23 April 1977

  1. Knowing me, knowing youABBA

  2. Red light spells dangerBilly Ocean

  3. I don’t want to put a hold on youBerni Flint

  4. FreeDeniece Williams

  5. Going in with my eyes openDavid Soul

  6. WhenShowaddywaddy

  7. Have I the rightDead End Kids

  8. SunnyBoney M

  9. Sir DukeStevie Wonder

  10. You don’t have to be a star (to be in my show)Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr


  1. Rock bottomLynsey De Paul and Mike Moran

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