I Don't Know Why

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"I Don't Know Why" (sometimes listed as "Don't Know Why I Love You") is a 1968 song by American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder, from the album For Once in My Life (1968). It also serves as the B-side for the 1969 hit "My Cherie Amour".

"I Don't Know Why"
Single by Stevie Wonder
from the album For Once in My Life
A-side"My Cherie Amour"
ReleasedJanuary 1969 (January 1969)
  • 3:02 (single version)
  • 2:48 (album version)
  • Don Hunter
  • Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder singles chronology
"I Don't Know Why"
"My Cherie Amour"

The single peaked at No. 39 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song was recorded when Wonder was 18 years old, and became a moderate hit single, together with "You Met Your Match", another song from the album. It also showcases Wonder's talents on the clavinet.



Chart (1969) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[1] 48
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[2] 22
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[3] 20
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 39
US Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles 16
Canadian Singles Chart 41
UK Singles Chart 14

Rolling Stones versionEdit

"I Don't Know Why"
Single by the Rolling Stones
from the album Metamorphosis
A-side"Try a Little Harder"
ReleasedMay 1975 (1975-05)
RecordedJune 1969
StudioOlympic, London
Producer(s)Jimmy Miller
The Rolling Stones singles chronology
"Ain't Too Proud to Beg"
"I Don't Know Why"
"Out of Time"

A rendition of "I Don't Know Why" by the Rolling Stones is included on their 1975 ABKCO outtake album Metamorphosis. It was recorded on July 3, 1969, during the sessions for Let It Bleed, the night that news broke of Brian Jones' death. The song was also used as the B-side for their 1975 single "Try A Little Harder", and peaked at No. 42 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Ultratop.be – Stevie Wonder – I Don't Know Why" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Stevie Wonder" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Stevie Wonder – I Don't Know Why" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  4. ^ "The Hot 100 Chart". Billboard. March 22, 1969. Retrieved October 7, 2020.