“Superstition” is a popular song composed, produced, arranged, and performed by Stevie Wonder for Motown Records in 1972. It was the lead single for Wonder’s Talking Book album, and released in many countries. It reached number one in the U.S., and number one on the soul singles chart. The song was Wonder’s first number-one single since the live version of “Fingertips Pt. 2” topped the Billboard Hot 100 in 1963. Overseas, it peaked at number eleven in the UK during February 1973. In November 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the song at No. 74 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song’s lyrics are chiefly concerned with superstitions, mentioning several popular superstitious fables throughout the song, and deal with the negative effects superstitious beliefs can bring.
You can read about Jeff Beck’s involvement with the song over here.