I Live for the Sun

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"I Live for the Sun"
Single by The Sunrays
from the album Andrea
Released 1965
Recorded 1965
Genre Pop

"I Live for the Sun" is a 1965 single written by Rick Henn and performed by American pop band The Sunrays. It reached #51 on the Billboard Hot 100, #20 on the Australian Singles Chart and was also a Top 20 hit in the UK. It was included on their 1966 studio album, Andrea, on Tower Records. The song gained popularity through the television appearances the group made on a teenage soap opera of the mid-'60s titled Never Too Young. The song's success was arguably as a result of positive public response to the group's alternative musical fare and fresh new sound.[1]

Origin and recording[edit]

Band member Eddy Medora on the origin of the song: "I had a chorus that went, 'Run Run Run' and Ricky Henn called me up to come over and finish it. I didn't come over." Ricky Henn went on to write "I Live For The Sun" but only used the three chords of the chorus of Run Run Run and wrote a different melody over those chords, created a new title and concept, new lyrics for the entire song, composed original verses and bridge. The track has an approximate duration of two minutes and twenty five seconds.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart[2] Position
Australian Singles Chart 20
UK Singles Chart 20
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 51

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