We'll Sing in the Sunshine
|"We'll Sing in the Sunshine"|
|Single by Gale Garnett|
|from the album My Kind of Folk Songs|
"We'll Sing in the Sunshine" is a 1964 hit song written and recorded by Gale Garnett which reached number two in Canada, and number four on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending 17 October 1964. The song also enjoyed success on easy listening and country music radio stations, spending seven weeks at number one on the Billboard Easy Listening chart and number 42 on the country chart. The Cash Box Top 100 ranked "We'll Sing in the Sunshine" at number one for the week of 31 October 1964, and it also reached number one in Garnett's native New Zealand that November.: in Australia, "We'll Sing in the Sunshine" afforded Garnett a Top Ten hit with a #10 peak in October 1964. Garnett's sole Top 40 hit, "We'll Sing in the Sunshine" won the Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording in 1965.
In the UK, "We'll Sing in the Sunshine" was covered by The Lancastrians in a version produced by Shel Talmy and featuring guitar work from both Jimmy Page and Big Jim Sullivan. It charted at number 44 in the UK in December 1964. Mark Wynter had a non-charting UK single release of "We'll Sing in the Sunshine" in 1966.
"We'll Sing in the Sunshine" was a minor C&W hit in 1970 for Lawanda Lindsey, reaching number 63, serving as the title cut for an album as it did in 1978 for Helen Reddy. Reddy's version, produced by Kim Fowley, was issued as a single and reached #12 on the Easy Listening chart.
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