Beautiful Sunday (song)

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"Beautiful Sunday"
Beautiful Sunday - Daniel Boone.jpg
Single by Daniel Boone
from the album Beautiful Sunday
B-side"Truly Julie"
ReleasedMarch 1972
GenrePop rock
Length3:08
LabelMercury Records 73281
Songwriter(s)Daniel Boone, Rod McQueen
Producer(s)Larry Page
Daniel Boone singles chronology
"Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast"
(1971)
"Beautiful Sunday"
(1972)
"Annabelle"
(1972)

"Beautiful Sunday" is a song written by Daniel Boone and Rod McQueen, and performed by Daniel Boone. The song appeared on his 1972 album Beautiful Sunday.[1] The song was produced by Larry Page and arranged by Boone.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

The song also made the charts in New Zealand (gold record), Argentina, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, and Germany, where it held the #1 position from May 1972 to late June 1972.[3]

Boone re-released the song in the UK in 1974 where it reached #53 on the UK singles chart.[4]

Boone re-released the song in Japan in 1976, where it reached #1 on the Oricon Singles Chart from March 22 to June 28.[5] The song is still the best selling single by a foreign artist in Japan.

In popular culture[edit]

The song is commonly used for the 'Slosh' dance.[23] The dance is popular in Scotland where it's commonly played at wedding receptions.[24]

The song is sung by fans of Scottish football club Dundee United and also adopted by fans of Celtic Football Club

In media[edit]

The song was used as the theme song for the 1975–1976 Japan's TBS morning show Ohayo 720.[25]

The song was featured in the Scottish sitcom Still Game on the third episode of the second series titled "Doactors" (Doctors).

The song was featured in the 2010 musical I Dreamed a Dream, which is based on the life of Susan Boyle.

Other versions[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Daniel Boone - Beautiful Sunday / Truly Julie - Mercury - USA - 73281". 45cat.com. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  3. ^ a b "Riding high with Penny Farthing around the globe". Billboard. 1972-11-11. p. 61. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
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  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-26. Retrieved 2014-07-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ a b Steffen Hung. "Forum - 1970 (ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts)". australian-charts.com. Archived from the original on 2016-06-02. Retrieved 2015-11-03.
  7. ^ "Go-Set Australian charts - 26 August 1972". Poparchives.com.au. 1972-08-26. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  8. ^ "Daniel Boone - Beautiful Sunday". Ultratop.be. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  9. ^ "RPM 100 Singles - October 7, 1972", RPM, Volume 18, No. 8, October 10, 1972.
  10. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Beautiful Sunday". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  11. ^ Steffen Hung. "Daniel Boone - Beautiful Sunday". Dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  12. ^ "flavour of new zealand - search listener". Flavourofnz.co.nz. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  13. ^ Steffen Hung. "Daniel Boone - Beautiful Sunday". Norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  14. ^ http://www.rock.co.za/files/sa_charts_1969_1989_songs_(A-B).html
  15. ^ Steffen Hung. "Daniel Boone - Beautiful Sunday". Hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  16. ^ a b "Beautiful Sunday (song by Daniel Boone) • Music VF, US & UK hits charts". Musicvf.com. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  17. ^ "Daniel Boone Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  18. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 9/30/72". Tropicalglen.com. 1972-09-30. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  19. ^ "Beautiful Sunday (song by Daniel Boone) ••• Music VF, US & UK hits charts". Musicvf.com. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  20. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-26. Retrieved 2014-07-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  21. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1972/Top 100 Songs of 1972". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  22. ^ "Cash Box YE Pop Singles - 1972". Tropicalglen.com. 1972-12-30. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  23. ^ "Slosh Dance Steps". ourpasttimes.com. Retrieved 2018-01-01.
  24. ^ "When women knew how to slosh about the dance floor". heraldscotland.com. Retrieved 2018-01-01.
  25. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-21. Retrieved 2014-07-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  26. ^ "Beautiful Sunday (song by Jack Reno) ••• Music VF, US & UK hits charts". Musicvf.com. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  27. ^ "Hem till Norden". Svensk mediedatabas. 1996. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  28. ^ "The Last Album on Liberty - The Ventures | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  29. ^ "ベストテン・クラシックス〜1976年6月 - Lonesome-happy-days". D.hatena.ne.jp. 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2016-10-06.