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Part-Time Lover – Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder took this track into the UK top 10 for five weeks in 1985.

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This week in 1985, Part-time lover by Stevie Wonder was at its highest position of number 3 in the UK singles chart for the second of two weeks. It had entered the top 40 three weeks previously at number 20 and broke into the top 10 a week later. After falling from its peak position, the song stayed in the top 10 for another two weeks and then dropped into the lower top 40 for the final four weeks of its chart life.

Part-time lover was released on the Motown record label and was the seventeenth of nineteen top 10 hits for Stevie Wonder in the UK. It was taken from the gold-selling album In square circle, which peaked at number 5 in the UK albums chart. The single was certified silver in the UK and was a US number 1.

More music from Stevie Wonder


UK singles chart for the week ending 28 September 1985

  1. Dancing in the streetDavid Bowie and Mick Jagger

  2. Holding out for a heroBonnie Tyler

  3. Part-time loverStevie Wonder

  4. If I wasMidge Ure

  5. AngelMadonna

  6. Lean on me (ah-li-ayo)Red Box

  7. LavenderMarillion

  8. Knock on wood / Light my fire (remix)Amii Stewart

  9. Tarzan boyBaltimora

  10. Body and soulMai Tai

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