Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder – “Ebony & Ivory” – (1982)

“Ebony & Ivory” is an often-referenced song from 1982 that hit #1 on the Hot 100 and stayed there for seven weeks. Depending on how you view it, this song is either about black and white piano keys or about people and racial integration. It’s actually about both – but mostly the racial thing. A lot of people think this song was sappy – and my response to that is “It was the 80s.” Strangely, Wonder and McCartney performed this live together in the studio – but the music video was filmed separately because of scheduling issues. Weird.

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