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Don't Drive Drunk (Single):Stevie Wonder

"Don't Drive Drunk"is a song by Stevie WonderMotown gave it in 1984 as a single from. On the b-side was an instrumental version of "Don't Drive Drunk" or the song "Did I Hear You Say You Love Me", which appeared as the album number four years earlier on Hotter than July. "Don't Drive Drunk" was part of a by the United States Department of Transportation, the Ad Council and Chrysler sponsored campaign against driving under the influence. [1An accompanying music video, the cost of which amounted to six hundred thousand US dollar ,[2acted as a message of general interest and a poster of him with the English text "Before I ride with a drunk, I'll drive myself" was in about sixteen thousand high schools suspended. [3In an interview In The Los Angeles Times told Wonder he experienced an accident at the age of fifteen, in which the car of his parents clashed with those of a drunken driver. He took out for "Don't Drive Drunk" inspiration from this event. [4For the cover of the single was used a photo on which Wonder can be seen with a glass of orange juice in his hand. The song also appeared on the soundtrack album The Woman in Red, but was not used for the film. [5Wonder reached with "Don't Drive Drunk" in January 1985 the 62nd place in the UK Singles Chart. [6In the Dutch Top 40 and the single peaked on the thirtieth place in the National hit parade was the twentieth place.


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  • Alex Brown-backing vocals
  • Lynn Davis-backing vocals
  • Susaye Greene -backing vocals
  • Windy Barnes-backing vocals
  • Stevie Wonder-synthesizer, drums, vocals

Chart Positions[Edit]Edit

National Hit Parade[Edit]Edit

Chart positions in the National hit parade:[8]
Week: 1 2 3 4 -
Position: 21 20 32 43 from

Dutch Top 40[Edit]Edit

In the Dutch Top 40 chart positions:
Week: 1 2 3 4 5 -
Position: 39 34 30 32 35 from

UK Singles Chart[Edit]Edit

Chart positions in the UK Singles Chart: [9]
Week: 1 2 3 4 -
Position: 71 76 62 83 from

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