Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows

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"Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows"
Single by Lesley Gore
from the album Lesley Gore Sings of Mixed-Up Hearts
B-side "You've Come Back" (from Girl Talk)
Released 1965
Genre Sunshine pop
Length 1:37
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Marvin Hamlisch, Howard Liebling
Producer(s) Quincy Jones
Lesley Gore singles chronology
"All of My Life"
"Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows"
"My Town, My Guy and Me"

"Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows" is a popular song sung by Lesley Gore. It was originally released on Gore's 1963 album Lesley Gore Sings of Mixed-Up Hearts.[1] The song, composed by Marvin Hamlisch,[2] was released as a single in conjunction with being sung by Lesley Gore in the 1965 film, Ski Party.[3] It was arranged by Claus Ogerman and produced by Quincy Jones.[4][5] The tune peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2]

Popular culture[edit]

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In advertisements and television[edit]

  • The song is mentioned in CHiPs Season 1 episode 2 "Undertow" (22nd September 1977).
  • The song appeared in The Simpsons episode, "Marge on the Lam" (4 November 1993).
  • It was used in campaign ads for Target department stores in Australia.[when?]
  • It was used in the background for an episode of American Idol.[which?]
  • The song played over the closing credits of Mad Men episode 2.3, "The Benefactor" (2008)[6][7]
  • The song was used in "Super Happy Fun Time Mode" trailer of Serious Sam HD game remakes.[8]

In sports[edit]


  • The song appears commonly in British independent webseries Eddsworld as character Tord's least favorite song.


  1. ^ Unterberger, R. "Sings of Mixed-Up Hearts". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  2. ^ a b
  3. ^ "Ski Party soundtrack". IMDb. Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  4. ^ Mason, S. "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  5. ^ "Quincy's Top 50 Hits". Billboard Magazine. November 26, 2005. p. 52. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  6. ^ Andrew Johnston (August 10, 2008 at 9:04 pm in Television). "Mad Men Mondays: Season 2, Episode 3, "The Benefactor"". Slant.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  7. ^ "Mad Men Season 2, Episode 3, The Benefactor (Lollipops and Roses by Jack Jones)". August 10, 2008. 
  8. ^ Video on YouTube