This will be the third time Stevie is mentioned on our countdown and is it any wonder (zing)? He's probably the greatest songwriter of our time. Few (and this includes his peers) are able to reach into a listener's soul the way he does and touch every single emotion objective to the composition. Listening to a Stevie Wonder song, particularly this one, is to feel like you are surrounded by light and love. He's a magician that way.
"Overjoyed" was originally intended for Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants, but was thankfully salvaged for In Square Circle. In Stevie's hands, an idea as typical as pining and planning for your true love is so overwhelmingly beautiful it's damn-near otherworldly. The arrangement is at once careful and gentle, then evolves into something that soars, making the listener feel victorious as if the goal has been achieved. But, in the end, there is only hope, and the refusal to let the odds dictate romance's course. The words alone can make the most jaded player break down and cry.