Sunday Sunrise (song)

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"Sunday Sunrise"
Song by Brenda Lee
from the album New Sunrise
B-side"Must I Believe"
ReleasedJuly 23, 1973
RecordedJune 1973
LabelMCA Records 40107
Songwriter(s)Mark James
Producer(s)Owen Bradley
"Sunday Sunrise"
Song by Anne Murray
from the album Together
B-side"Out on the Road Again"
LabelCapitol Records 4142
Songwriter(s)Mark James
Producer(s)Tom Catalano

"Sunday Sunrise" is a song written by Mark James and performed by Anne Murray. The song reached #13 on both the Canadian Adult Contemporary chart and the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart in 1975.[1] The song appeared on her 1975 album, Together.[2] The song was produced by Tom Catalano.[3]

The song is about the new hope that the dawning of the day brings.

Brenda Lee version

Brenda Lee released a version in 1973 that reached No. 6 on the Hot Country Songs chart in October 1973.[4] For Lee, it was the second single release of a song written by Mark James, the first being "Always On My Mind." With the song's top 10 placement on the chart, it marked back-to-back top 10 hits for Lee, the teen-aged pop star from the 1960s who had in the meantime developed a strong following among country fans; her previous single, the Kris Kristofferson-penned "Nobody Wins," reached No. 5 in May 1973.

Chart performance

Brenda Lee

Chart (1973) Peak
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 8
U.S. Country 6

Anne Murray

Chart (1975) Peak
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary 13
U.S. Country[5] 49
Billboard Hot 100[6] 98
U.S. Adult Contemporary 13


  1. ^ Anne Murray, "Sunday Sunrise" chart positions Retrieved April 17, 2013
  2. ^ Anne Murray, "Sunday Sunrise" Retrieved August 18, 2013
  3. ^ Anne Murray, Together Retrieved August 18, 2013
  4. ^ Brenda Lee, "Sunday Sunrise" Retrieved August 18, 2013
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 291–292. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2011). Top Pop Singles 1955–2010. Record Research, Inc. p. 630. ISBN 0-89820-188-8.