Sunshine and Rain (song)

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"Sunshine and Rain"
Single by Alexander O'Neal
from the album Hearsay
Released1989 (1989)
Length5:59 (album version)
4:02 (single version)
Songwriter(s)Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Producer(s)Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Alexander O'Neal singles chronology
"Sunshine and Rain"
"Hit Mix (Official Bootleg Mega-Mix)"

"Sunshine and Rain" is a song written by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and recorded by American recording artist Alexander O'Neal. It is the sixth and final single from the singer's second solo album, Hearsay (1987). Following the successful chart performances of the Hearsay singles "Fake", "Criticize", "Never Knew Love Like This", and "The Lovers", and "(What Can I Say) To Make You Love Me", "Sunshine and Rain" was released as the album's sixth single, but it was the album's poorest-selling single, peaking at #72 in the UK.[1] The song had been performed live prior to the song's release with Level 42 at the Prince's Trust Gala on 25 July 1989. The song's title and time was edited for release as a single, with the album version being titled "Sunshine", and was just under a minute longer.

Track listing[edit]

  • 7" Single (655191 7)
  1. "Sunshine (Edit)" - 4:02
  2. "When The Party's Over" - 3:29
  • 12" Single (655191 6) / CD Single (655191 2)
  1. "Sunshine (Edit)" - 4:02
  2. "Do You Wanna Like I Do" - 4:48
  3. "Crying Overtime" - 5:20
  4. "A Broken Heart Can Mend" - 3:40


Credits are adapted from the album's liner notes.[2]

  • Jimmy Jam - drum and keyboard programming, keyboards, percussion
  • Terry Lewis - percussion, backing vocals
  • Randy Ran - backing vocals


  1. ^ "UK Charts > Alexander O'Neal". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2012-05-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Hearsay liner notes. Tabu Records. 1987.

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