Walkin' on the Sun

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"Walkin' on the Sun"
Walkin' on the Sun (Europe Single).jpg
European single cover
Single by Smash Mouth
from the album Fush Yu Mang
A-side "Walkin' on the Sun"
  • "Sorry About Your Penis"
  • "Dear Inez"
  • "Push"
Released July 18, 1997
Format , 7", CD Single
Recorded 1996
Length 3:25
Writer(s) Greg Camp
Smash Mouth singles chronology
"Walkin' on the Sun"
"Why Can't We Be Friends?"
Music video
"Walkin' on the Sun" on YouTube

"Walkin' on the Sun" is the debut single by American rock band Smash Mouth, from the album Fush Yu Mang. Released in 1997, it was Smash Mouth's first major single, reaching #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay singles chart.[1]

Song information[edit]

It is written in the key of A-flat minor (G-sharp minor).[2]

The main hook is a sample from J.J. Perrey and Gershon Kingsley's "Swan's Splashdown." The lyrics also reference the song "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)."

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download
  1. "Walkin' on the Sun" – 3:25
  1. "Walkin' on the Sun" – 3:28
  2. "Sorry About Your Penis" – 1:26
  3. "Dear Inez" – 2:53
  4. "Push" – 2:52
  5. "Walkin' on the Sun" (Love Attack Mix) – 5:38
  6. "Walkin' on the Sun" (Phat 'N' Phunky Sunstroke Club) – 6:40
  • European Maxi Single[4]
  1. "Walkin' on the Sun" – 3:25
  2. "Sorry About Your Penis" – 1:23
  3. "Dear Inez" – 2:50
  4. "Push" – 2:49

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1997–1998) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[5] 7
Canada RPM Top Singles 3
Canada RPM Alternative 30 1
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 90
Italy (FIMI)[7] 3
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 76
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 27
Spain (AFYVE)[10] 5
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 42
United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company) 19
US Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 2
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 1
US Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 2
US Billboard Adult Top 40 1

Use in media[edit]

After being internationally released, the music video was shown before the movie Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie. The song is a playable track in the video game Rock Band 3.[12] The song was also featured in the television film Shredderman Rules (2007).[13]

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