Isn't She Lovely

Songs in the Key of Life by Stevie Wonder

1976, 1 track, 3 mins 19 sec

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The ultimate baby song has got to be Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely.” The joy expressed therein literally sounds like brand new life. It is an ecstatic feeling, expressed by a new father, and at the same time, it is the melody of the beauty of being brought into this world to hear such sounds, see such sights, and feel such unconditional love. When listeners hear Wonder’s voice, we can hear him smiling. “Isn't she lovely, isn't she wonderful, isn't she precious, less than one minute old.” His voice is high and emotional from the very beginning, and then it goes up a notch, as if he has discovered even more love. “I never thought through love we’d be, making one as lovely as she, but isn’t she lovely made from love.” The song then breaks into a clever riff pulled off by several instruments in unison, re-setting us for the next wave of happiness. When Wonder talks about birth from love, sexual relationships take on a deeper meaning, not focused on the details of the act, but more on the mixing of souls in order to produce a new soul. It is an ephemeral feeling which makes us believe a little more in love and family. We can really feel Wonder’s excitement, as if we are living it – in many ways, fathers do feel that there special enjoyment is a unique gift – but Wonder set that exact feeling to song. “Isn’t She Lovely” celebrates the birth of Wonder’s daughter Aisha, and he goes on to explain the power of her name. “Isn't she lovely
Life and love are the same, Life is Aisha, the meaning of her name.” He also celebrates the woman who made it all possible. “Londie, it could have not been done, without you who conceived the one, that's so very lovely made from love.” As sweet as the song is, it is a party song as well, with a real swing and tons of syncopation. Wonder rips on his harmonica for the duration of this super funky jubilee of a song.

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"Isn't She Lovely"


  • Jan 01, 1976


"\"Isn't She Lovely\" is a song by Stevie Wonder from his 1976 album, Songs in the Key of Life. The lyrics celebrate the birth of his daughter, Aisha Morris. Wonder collaborated on the song with Harlem songwriter and studio owner Burnetta \"Bunny\" Jones."
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