Walking on Sunshine (Eddy Grant song)

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"Walking on Sunshine"
Single by Rockers Revenge featuring Donnie Calvin
B-side "Acappella Sunshine", "Rockin' on Sunshine"
Released 1982
Format 12", 7"
Genre Post-disco
Length 9:30 (Vocal, 12")
Label Streetwise (US SWRL 2203)
Writer(s) Eddy Grant
Producer(s) Arthur Baker
Rockers Revenge featuring Donnie Calvin singles chronology
"Walking on Sunshine"
"The Harder They Come"

Walking on Sunshine is a song by Eddy Grant, originally released as a single and the title track of his 1979 album Walking on Sunshine. Grant's original version was not a hit, but the song was remade three years later by Rockers Revenge, a studio project assembled by producer Arthur Baker. The single, with vocals by Donnie Calvin, was number one on the dance charts for one week.[1] The single did not chart on the Hot 100, but did peak at number sixty-three on the soul singles chart.[2] It also reached number 4 on the UK Singles Chart.[3]


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982/1983) Peak
UK Singles Chart 4
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 63
U.S. Billboard Hot 100
Preceded by
"Situation" by Yazoo
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
September 18, 1982
Succeeded by
"Love Come Down" by Evelyn King


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 220. 
  2. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 498. 
  3. ^ Rockers Revenge on the UK Singles Chart
  4. ^ http://archive.is/20120530085356/http://www.chartstats.com/release.php?release=9905