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
Freestyle
Electro
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"
(1982)
"The Harder They Come"
(1982)

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]

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982/1983) Peak
position[4][2][1]
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

References[edit]

  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