Sunshine on a Rainy Day

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"Sunshine on a Rainy Day"
Single by Zoë
from the album Scarlet Red and Blue
Released 1990
Format CD
Genre Pop
Length 4:17
Writer(s) Martin Glover, Zoë Pollock
Zoë singles chronology
"Sunshine on a Rainy Day"

"Sunshine on a Rainy Day" is a 1990 single released by British female pop singer and songwriter Zoë.

The song was originally released at the end of 1990, when it only managed to reach #53 on the UK Singles Chart. It was not until the remix by Youth in August 1991 that it hit #4 on the same chart and became her biggest hit to date. The track was used in UK advertisements for the Amiga 500 computer, which added to its popularity. It was the 18th best-selling single of 1991, outselling many number ones and twos in the year-end chart.

Zoë re-recorded the song in 2008 with her folk band Mama. This version is available on their debut CD, Crow Coyote Buffalo.


Chart (1990) 1 Peak
UK Singles Chart[1] 53
Chart (1991) 2 Peak
Australian Singles Chart[2] 147
Swedish Singles Chart[3] 40
UK Singles Chart[1] 4
Chart (2000) 3 Peak
Australian Singles Chart[4] 26
Chart (2003) 4 Peak
UK Singles Chart[5] 69
  • 1 Zoë - 1990 version, 21991 version
  • 3 Christine Anu version
  • 4 Real and Richardson featuring JoBabe version

Other versions[edit]

  • In 1994, Naomi Campbell covered the song on her album, Babywoman.
  • In 2000, Australian singer Christine Anu released her cover version of the song, reaching number 26 on the Australian top 40 charts.
  • The song was covered by Emma Bunton on her debut solo album A Girl Like Me in 2001.
  • A version by dance artists Ed Real & Mark Richardson was released in 2003 on Nukleuz Records.
  • Happy hardcore versions include "Sunshine" by Slipmatt and Eruption, and "Sunshine on a Rainy Day" by DJ Stompy.


  1. ^ a b "Zoë - UK chart history". Retrieved 5 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Response from ARIA re: chart inquiry, received 2015-07-15". Imgur. Archived from the original on 2015-07-16. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  3. ^ "Zoë - Swedish chart history". Retrieved 5 June 2009.
  4. ^ "Christine Anu - Australian chart history". Retrieved 5 June 2009.
  5. ^ "Real and Richardson featuring Jobabe - UK chart history". Retrieved 5 June 2009.

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