Sunshine (Jonathan Edwards song)
|Single by Jonathan Edwards|
|from the album Jonathan Edwards|
|Genre||Country folk, Pop|
"Sunshine" was not originally planned for release, but when an engineer accidentally erased the master of a track called "Please Find Me" near the end of sessions for the album, "Sunshine" was used to fill the hole.
The song was released as a single and first gained popularityon Boston radio, then nationwide, hitting #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on January 15, 1972 and earning a gold record. Here's Edwards' take on its success: "It was just at the time of the Vietnam War and Nixon. It was looking bad out there. That song meant a lot to a lot of people during that time--especially me."
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||4|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks||7|
- Jonathan Edwards recorded and released a bluegrass version of "Sunshine" (along with an entire album) with the band "The Seldom Scene."[when?]
In July 2007, the original Jonathan Edwards recording joined the list of 1960s protest songs used to sell high-end consumer products when it was used as the only audio in a Jeep television spot, part of the Heritage campaign developed by the Cutwater agency.
- "Billboard Jan 15, 1972". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-09-04.
- "Jonathan Edwards bio". Archived from the original on 2007-07-13. Retrieved 2007-09-04.
- Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 85.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 248.
- "Cutwater". Retrieved 2007-09-04.