Sunday Sunday

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"Sunday Sunday"
Single by Blur
from the album Modern Life Is Rubbish
B-side "Tell Me, Tell Me" (7")
"Long Legend", "Mixed Up" (12")
"Dizzy", "Fried", "Shimmer" (CD1)
"Daisy Bell", "Let's All Go Down the Strand" (CD2)
Released 4 October 1993
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl, CD
Recorded 1992
Genre Britpop
Length 2:38
Label Food
Producer(s) Steve Lovell, Blur, Graeme Holdaway
Blur singles chronology
"Chemical World"
(1993)
"Sunday Sunday"
(1993)
"Girls & Boys"
(1994)
Music video
"Sunday Sunday" on YouTube

"Sunday Sunday" is a song by English rock band Blur, featured on their second album, Modern Life Is Rubbish. It was released 4 October 1993 as the final single from that album, and charted at number 26 in the UK Singles Charts.[1] This is the highest charting single from the album (although the lowest-selling single from the album); the record company thought the original album contained no singles, and had the band write the other two singles specifically for single release. The band's original name, 'Seymour', is credited as guest performer on the CD1 single, due to the B-sides being recordings from that era.

The song is about traditional British Sunday activities, like a Sunday roast, seeing family and a walk in the park. The song "Daisy Bell" is a B-side on CD 2. Singer Damon Albarn once mentioned that he would like to make music his grandparents would approve of. Graham Coxon has admitted that the cover versions of "Daisy Bell" and "Let's All Go Down The Strand" were one of the worst moments in Blur's career.

CD 2 is titled 'The Sunday Sunday Popular Community Song CD, making it rather like an extended play.

Track listings[edit]

All music composed by Albarn, Coxon, James and Rowntree; Except where indicated.

B-sides[edit]

The B-sides on "Sunday Sunday" (Blur featuring Seymour) are previously unreleased tracks by Blur in their early day as Seymour, recorded in 1989. Originally, "Dizzy", "Fried" and "Shimmer" were only available on the CD, with "Tell Me, Tell Me" only available on the 7" and "Long Legged" and "Mixed Up" on the 12". In 1999 these were all compiled onto one disc in the 10 Yr Boxset. The only Seymour song released that wasn't a Blur featuring Seymour "Sunday Sunday" B-side was "Sing (to Me)", an early version of "Sing", which came out as a fan club single in 2000. The songs weren't included on the career-spanning Blur 21 box set released in 2012, instead rehearsal demo versions of "Dizzy" and "Mixed Up" were included on Rarities One, which features in the set.

The CD2 single is actually an extended play (EP) called The Sunday Sunday Popular Community Song CD. The songs on the EP include music hall songs "Daisy Bell" and "Let's All Go Down the Strand". A fourth song was recorded, "For Old Times' Sake", but did not make it onto the EP. It is unknown why, but it was possibly deleted (the recording altogether). "Daisy Bell" and "Let's All Go Down the Strand" made it onto the 10 Yr Boxset in 1999 and the Blur 21 box set in 2012.

Personnel[edit]

  • "Sunday Sunday" produced by Steve Lovell
  • "Daisy Bell" and "Let's All Go Down The Strand" produced by Blur
  • "Dizzy", "Fried", "Shimmer", "Long Legged" and "Mixed Up" produced by Graeme Holdaway and Blur
  • "Tell Me, Tell Me" produced by Graeme Holdaway

Band[edit]

  • Damon Albarn (singer, lyric writer)
  • Graham Coxon (guitar)
  • Alex James (bass)
  • Dave Rowntree (drums)
  • The Kick Horns (brass, "Sunday Sunday" only)

Charts[edit]

Charts (1993) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[1] 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "BLUR | Artist". Official Charts. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 

External links[edit]