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Walking on Sun Shine
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"Walking on Sunshine" is a song written by Kimberley Rew for the 1980s British-American rock band Katrina and the Waves, originally appearing on their 1983 album of the same name, and later on their 1985 self-titled album.

Aly & AJ cover

A cover of "Walking on Sunshine" was produced for American Disney Channel pop rock duo Aly & AJ's debut album, Into the Rush. The song was released as the album's fourth single on June 22, 2005. It was also used to promote the film Herbie: Fully Loaded and makes an appearance on the film's soundtrack. The single's video features Aly & AJ performing and is intercut with clips from the film Herbie: Fully Loaded. The song was shortened down to one minute and 55 seconds (1:55), as it is used for the video. This version of the song was also featured in the 2010 film Ramona and Beezus, and the 2011 film Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure.

Other covers

In 1993, Clifford, Gonzo the Great, and Rizzo the Rat covered the song for the album Muppet Beach Party. The Christian pop group Jump5 recorded a version on their 2003 album Accelerate. This cover was also on the soundtrack to the movie Ella Enchanted. The song was also used for a commercial promoting Disneyland's 50th anniversary celebration.

Lyrics

I used to think maybe you loved me, now baby I'm sure
And I just can't wait till the day when you knock on my door
Now every time I go for the mailbox, gotta hold myself down
'Cause I just can't wait till you write me you're coming around

I'm walking on sunshine (whoa, oh)
I'm walking on sunshine (whoa, oh)
I'm walking on sunshine (whoa, oh, oh)
And don't it feel good
Hey, all right now
And don't it feel good
Hey, all right now, yeah

I used to think maybe you loved me, now I know that it's true
And I don't want to spend all my life, just in waiting for you
Now I don't want you back for the weekend
Not back for a day, no no no
I said baby I just want you back, and I want you to stay, oh yeah

I'm walking on sunshine (whoa, oh)
I'm walking on sunshine (whoa, oh)
I'm walking on sunshine (whoa, oh, oh)
And don't it feel good
Hey, all right now
And don't it feel good
Hey, all right now
And don't it feel good

Walking on sunshine
Walking on sunshine
I feel the love, I feel the love, I feel the love that's really real
I feel the love, I feel the love, I feel the love that's really real
I'm on sunshine baby yeah
I'm on sunshine baby oh

I'm walking on sunshine (whoa, oh)
I'm walking on sunshine (whoa, oh)
I'm walking on sunshine (whoa, oh, oh)
And don't it feel good
I'll say it again now
And don't it feel good

Trivia and Notes

  • The Aly & AJ cover of "Walking on Sunshine" was released in June 2005, the 20th anniversary of the song's original release by original band Katrina and the Waves. Later that year, in late August and early September 2005, the storm surge of a storm named Hurricane Katrina devastated the U.S. Gulf Coast, and the name "Katrina and the Waves" appeared on numerous television news headlines, newspaper headlines, and blog postings. A New York Times reporter contacted Katrina Leskanich, the lead singer of the band, who said: "The first time I opened the paper and saw 'Katrina kills 9,' it was a bit of a shock. ... I hope that the true spirit of 'Walking on Sunshine' will prevail. I would hate for the title to be tinged with sadness, and I will have to do my own part to help turn that around."[1] She also stated that she hoped that "Walking on Sunshine" would become an anthem for the Gulf Coast's recovery.[2]

References

  1. McElroy, Steven (1 September 2005). "Arts, Briefly". Retrieved on 9 September 2017. 
  2. Salkin, Allen (11 September 2005). "What's in a Name, Katrinas?". Retrieved on 20 September 2017. 


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