|Single by Dario G|
|from the album Sunmachine|
|Released||15 September 1997|
|Dario G singles chronology|
"Sunchyme" is the debut single by British electronic music trio Dario G. (Celebrating their local football club Crewe Alexandra's promotion to the championship under manager Dario Gradi.) It was released on 15 September 1997 as the lead single from their debut studio album, Sunmachine (1998), although early editions were stated to be from an album named "Super Dario Land". The song heavily samples the track "Life in a Northern Town" by dream pop band The Dream Academy.
The song reached the top 5 position in many European music charts. It also topped the Dance Club Songs chart in the United States following its release there in May 1998. In the United Kingdom, the song peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart whilst Elton John's "Candle in the Wind 1997" was at number one. It was the largest amounts of sales difference between a number-one and number two song on the chart.
The music video of this song features a tribe of African people having their bodies covered with colourful paint to portray the animals of their native land. Later, they jump into a river to wash away the paint.
Charts and certifications
- "Sunchyme" at Discogs
- "Australian-charts.com – Dario G – Sunchyme". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
- "Austriancharts.at – Dario G – Sunchyme" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
- "Ultratop.be – Dario G – Sunchyme" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
- "Ultratop.be – Dario G – Sunchyme" (in French). Ultratop 50.
- Canada dance peak
- Danish peak
- "Hits of the World: Eurochart Hot 100 (IFPI/Nielsen Marketing Research) 12/27/97". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 109 (52): 61. 27 December 1997. ISSN 0006-2510.
- "Lescharts.com – Dario G – Sunchyme" (in French). Les classement single.
- "Offiziellecharts.de – Dario G – Sunchyme". GfK Entertainment Charts.
- Search for Irish peaks
- Top Italian singles of 1997
- "Nederlandse Top 40 – Dario G search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
- "Charts.org.nz – Dario G – Sunchyme". Top 40 Singles.
- "Archive Chart: 1997-10-05". Scottish Singles Top 40.
- "Swedishcharts.com – Dario G – Sunchyme". Singles Top 100.
- "Swisscharts.com – Dario G – Sunchyme". Swiss Singles Chart.
- "Archive Chart: 1997-10-05" UK Singles Chart.
- "Archive Chart: 1997-09-21" UK Dance Chart.
- Bubbling Under peak
- US peak
- "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('Sunchyme')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 6 August 2008.
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