Katrina & the Waves – walking on sunshine (Leaping Ahead #125)

Leaping Ahead Project 2016 #125: 160405

[A song for the Spring (2)]

Originally released in 1983 as the lead single from the band’s debut album, it has gone on to become their best seller. So much so that in August 2015, the song was acquired by BMG Rights Management for £10 million, along with all the other songs written by Kimberley Rew and Katrina and the Waves.

In 1996, Dolly Parton included a bluegrass version of “Walking on Sunshine” on her album of covers, Treasures, stating in interviews to promote the album, as well as her CBS TV special to promote the album, that she had long loved the song. In 1997, a dance remix of Parton’s version was released.

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