Walking on Sunshine (Eddy Grant song)

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"Walking on Sunshine"
Single by Rockers Revenge featuring Donnie Calvin
B-side
  • "Rockin' on Sunshine"
  • "Acappella Sunshine" (12" only)
Released 1982
Format
  • 7" (excluding North America)
  • 12"
Length 3:44 (7")
9:30 (Vocal, 12")
Label
Writer(s) Eddy Grant
Producer(s) Arthur Baker
Rockers Revenge featuring Donnie Calvin singles chronology
"Walking on Sunshine"
(1982)
"The Harder They Come"
(1982)

"Walking on Sunshine" is a song by Eddy Grant, originally released as a single and the title track of his 1979 album Walking on Sunshine. Grant's original version was not a hit, but the song was remade three years later by Rockers Revenge, a studio project assembled by producer Arthur Baker. The single, with vocals by Donnie Calvin, was number one on the Hot Dance Club Play charts for one week.[1] The single did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100, but did peak at number sixty-three on the Hot Black Singles chart.[2] It also reached number 4 on the UK Singles Chart.[3] The song's bassline would later be sampled in Eleanor's 1988 song "Adventure", itself a number-one Dance Club Play hit in 1988.

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
"Situation" by Yazoo
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
September 18, 1982
Succeeded by
"Love Come Down" by Evelyn King

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974–2003. Record Research. p. 220. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942–2004. Record Research. p. 498. 
  3. ^ a b "Archive Chart: 1982-09-18" UK Singles Chart.
  4. ^ a b "Rockers Revenge – Awards at AllMusic". Retrieved 5 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "British single certifications – Rockers Revenge". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Rockers Revenge in the field Search. Select Artist in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search