Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder song)
"Higher Ground" is a funk song written by Stevie Wonder which first appeared on his 1973 album Innervisions. The song reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 on the US Hot R&B Singles chart. Wonder wrote and recorded the song in a three-hour burst of creativity in May 1973. The album version of the song contains an extra verse and runs 30 seconds longer than the single version. The unique wah-wah clavinet sound in the song was achieved with a Mu-Tron III envelope filter pedal. The bass line is provided by a Moog synthesizer and using overdubs, Wonder played all instruments on the track, including drums and percussion.
|Single by Stevie Wonder|
|from the album Innervisions|
|Recorded||May 12, 1973|
|Length||3:42 (Album version)|
3:10 (Single version)
|Stevie Wonder singles chronology|
The song was released in the UK but achieved only modest success, reaching number 29 in the UK Singles Chart.