All for the Love of Sunshine

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"All for the Love of Sunshine"
Single by Hank Williams Jr. with The Mike Curb Congregation
from the album All for the Love of Sunshine
B-side Ballad Of The Moonshine
Released July 1970
Format 7"
Recorded ca. April 1970
Genre Country
Length 3:47
Label MGM K 14152
Writer(s) Mike Curb, Harley Hatcher and Lalo Schifrin
Producer(s) Jim Vienneau
Hank Williams Jr. singles chronology
"Removing the Shadow"
"All for the Love of Sunshine"
"So Sad (To Watch Love Go Bad)"

"All for the Love of Sunshine" is a song recorded by American country music singer Hank Williams Jr.. Written by music executive Mike Curb, Harley Hatcher and Lalo Schifrin, the song went to number-one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in September 1970.[1] Williams was backed by The Mike Curb Congregation on the song. It was included on the soundtrack of the 1970 film, Kelly's Heroes.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1970) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1

Cover versions[edit]

Nearly 25 years after Williams' version became a hit, "All for the Love of Sunshine" was covered by soul singer Solomon Burke. In 2006, country singer Steve Holy also covered the song on his album Brand New Girlfriend.


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 388. 
  2. ^ "Hank Williams, Jr. – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Hank Williams, Jr..

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Preceded by
"Don't Keep Me Hangin' On"
by Sonny James
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

September 5-September 12, 1970
Succeeded by
"For the Good Times"
by Ray Price
Preceded by
by Dick Damron
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

October 10, 1970
Succeeded by
"Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down"
by Johnny Cash