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How many listeners had copies of Stevie Wonder’s Original Musiquarium I in their cars? Heaven is the pocket between the clavinet and drums in “Higher Ground.” These songs need no notes: thirty-five of the tightest approximations of the sublime in Western music. Two bits of advice: you need the Jungle Fever soundtrack in your life; and 2005’s A Time to Love shows no loss of chops, vocally and instrumentally (“Moon Blue” is the proof). Remember this when you listen to the Ariana Grande-Ryan Tedder collaboration “Faith.”

1. Golden Lady
2. Superstition
3. Visions
4. Boogie On Reggae Woman
5. Until You Come Back To Me
6. That Girl
7. Big Brother
8. We Can Work It Out
9. Higher Ground
10. All In Love is Fair
11. My Cherie Amour
12. Let’s Get Serious
13. The Tears of a Clown
14. Do I Do
15. Go Home
16. Uptight
17. Did I Hear You Say You Love Me
18. I Can’t Help It
19. Lately
20. Part-Time Lover
21. Tell Me Something Good
22. Skeletons
23. These Three Words
24. You Haven’t Done Nuthin’
25. You & I
26. Keep On Runnin’
27. Creepin’
28. For Once In My Life
29. Heaven is a Zillion Light Years Away
30. Master Blaster
31. Moon Blue
32. Cold Chill
33. Chemical Love
34. Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing
35. Blame It on the Sun