Sunshine (Ricki-Lee Coulter song)

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"Sunshine"
SunshineRL.jpg
Single by Ricki-Lee Coulter
from the album Ricki-Lee
B-side "Gotta Know"
Released 26 September 2005 (2005-09-26)
Format
Recorded 2005
Genre Pop
Length 3:02
Label Shock
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Jarrad Rogers
  • Lukas Burton
Ricki-Lee Coulter singles chronology
"Hell No!"
(2005)
"Sunshine"
(2005)
"Breathe"
(2006)

"Sunshine" is a song by Australian recording artist Ricki-Lee Coulter, taken from her self-titled debut album Ricki-Lee. It was released both physically and digitally on 26 September 2005, as the second single from the album. "Sunshine" peaked at number eight on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association for shipments of 35,000 copies. The music video for the song was directed by Bart Borghesi.

Background and release[edit]

"Sunshine" was written by Kara DioGuardi, Lukas Burton, Zukhan Bey, Norman Johnson, Gregory Perry, Ricki-Lee Coulter and Jarrad Rogers.[1] It was co-produced by Rogers and Burton.[1] In an interview with The Age, Coulter said "Sunshine" is a "happy and in love song" with a motown feel.[2] "Sunshine" contains elements of the 1971 song "Want Ads" by American R&B girl group Honey Cone.[1][2] Coulter said the sample gives the song "that happy 70s feel".[2]

"Sunshine" was released as a CD single and digital extended play (EP) on 26 September 2005, as the second single from Coulter's self-titled debut album, Ricki-Lee.[3][4] "Sunshine" debuted on the ARIA Singles Chart at number 14 on 3 October 2005.[5] It peaked at number eight in its fourth week on the chart.[5] "Sunshine" was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association for shipments of 35,000 copies.[6]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Sunshine" was directed by Bart Borghesi and filmed in Melbourne.[1][7] It features Coulter singing in a house, which is 3D animated, surrounded by animated spotlights.

Track listing[edit]

  • CD single / Digital EP[3][4]
  1. "Sunshine" – 3:02
  2. "Gotta Know" – 3:27
  3. "Sunshine" (Instrumental) – 3:02

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Ricki-Lee: The Singles.[1]

Locations
  • Mixed at Sing Sing Studios.
  • Mastered at Crystal Mastering.
Personnel

Charts and certification[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Australia[3][4] 26 September 2005 CD single, Digital EP Shock Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Ricki-Lee: The Singles (CD). Ricki-Lee Coulter. Public Opinion Music Pty Ltd (Shock Records). 2008. p. 11. 
  2. ^ a b c "Life after Idol". The Age. Fairfax Media. 21 September 2005. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Ricki-Lee – Sunshine (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "Sunshine – EP by Ricki-Lee". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c "Australian-charts.com – Ricki-Lee – Sunshine". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
  6. ^ a b "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2005 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Music Video Database – Bart Boghesi". Music VDB. Archived from the original on 23 December 2011. 
  8. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 100 Singles 2005". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 50 Australian Artist Singles 2005". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 28 September 2012.