April Sun in Cuba

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"April Sun in Cuba"
Dragon - April Sun In Cuba.jpg
Single by Dragon
from the album Running Free
A-side"April Sun in Cuba"
B-side"Telephone"
ReleasedOctober 1977
FormatVinyl, 7", 12"
GenreRock
Length3:24
LabelPortrait Records
Songwriter(s)Marc Hunter, Paul Hewson
Producer(s)Peter Dawkins
Dragon singles chronology
"Sunshine"
(1977)
"April Sun in Cuba"
(1977)
"Shooting Stars"
(1978)

"April Sun in Cuba" is a song recorded by New Zealand group Dragon, released in October 1977.[1] It is the first single to be released from Dragon's fourth studio album Running Free. "April Sun in Cuba" first charted on 7 November 1977, peaking at number 2 on the Kent Music Report Singles Chart and staying on the chart for 22 weeks.[2] It also reached number 9 on the New Zealand singles chart.[3][4][5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. April Sun in Cuba (Marc Hunter, Paul Hewson) - 3:24
  2. Telephone (Paul Hewson, Marc Hunter, Todd Hunter) - 3:10

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1977/78) Position
Australian Kent Music Report[6] 2
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 9

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1977) Position
Australian Kent Music Report[8] 91
Chart (1978) Position
Australian Kent Music Report[9] 32

Personnel[edit]

  • Bass – Todd Hunter
  • Guitar – Robert Taylor
  • Keyboards – Paul Hewson
  • Lead Vocals – Marc Hunter
  • Percussion – Kerry Jacobson
  • Vocals – Paul Hewson, Robert Taylor, Todd Hunter

Production

  • Written by - Marc Hunter, Paul Hewson

References[edit]

  1. ^ McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Encyclopedia entry for 'Dragon'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-072-1. Archived from the original on 19 April 2004.
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book Ltd. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. Note: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1974 until Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) created their own charts in mid-1988. In 1992, Kent back calculated chart positions for 1970–1974.
  3. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Dragon – 'April Sun in Cuba'". New Zealand Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  4. ^ Australian Music Database
  5. ^ Dragon - April Sun In Cuba
  6. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives: Australian Chart Book. p. 94. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. N.B. The Kent Report chart was licensed by ARIA between mid-1983 and 19 June 1988..
  7. ^ "Charts.nz – Dragon – April Sun in Cuba". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  8. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. N.B. The Kent Report chart was licensed by ARIA between mid-1983 and 19 June 1988..
  9. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. N.B. The Kent Report chart was licensed by ARIA between mid-1983 and 19 June 1988..