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
Songwriter(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"
(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, peaked at number four on the UK Singles Chart[1] and reached the top thirty in Belgium, the Netherlands, and New Zealand. The single did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100, but was number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play charts for one week[2] and peaked at number 63 on the Billboard Hot Black 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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  2. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974–2003. Record Research. p. 220. 
  3. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942–2004. Record Research. p. 498. 
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Rockers Revenge feat. Donnie Calvin – Walkin' on Sunshine" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Rockers Revenge feat. Donnie Calvin – Walkin' on Sunshine" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  6. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Rockers Revenge feat. Donnie Calvin – Walkin' on Sunshine". Top 40 Singles.
  7. ^ "British single certifications – Rockers Revenge". British Phonographic Industry.  Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Enter Rockers Revenge in the search field and then press Enter.