“Part-Time Lover” is a song written and recorded by the American musician Stevie Wonder. It was released on August 24, 1985 with the instrumental version of the song on the B-side as the lead single from his twentieth studio album “In Square Circle.” The song is known for its catchy and upbeat sound and its exploration of the complexities of romantic relationships.
“Part-Time Lover” is characterized by its fusion of pop, R&B, and funk elements, which were hallmarks of Stevie Wonder’s style. The song features Wonder’s soulful vocals and a vibrant arrangement. The lyrics of “Part-Time Lover” tell the story of a romantic relationship in which one or both partners are involved with others but still come together in secret as part-time lovers. The song captures the thrill and secrecy of such a relationship. The chorus, with its catchy melody and refrain, adds to the song’s upbeat and danceable quality.
“Part-Time Lover” was a commercial success for Stevie Wonder. It reached the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States and Canada, and performed well on music charts in other countries. The song’s catchy sound and relatable theme made it one of Stevie Wonder’s popular hits in the 1980s.