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"
Released March 1972
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:08
Label Mercury 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)

"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 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.
  4. ^ "Beautiful Sunday (song by Daniel Boone) ••• Music VF, US & UK hits charts". Musicvf.com. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-26. Retrieved 2014-07-23.
  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.
  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.
  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.