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Sun Is Shining (Bob Marley and the Wailers song)

"Sun Is Shining"
Sun Is Shining.jpg
Song by Bob Marley and the Wailers
from the album Kaya
Released 1978
Genre Reggae
Length 4:58
Label Tuff Gong Island
Songwriter(s) Bob Marley

"Sun Is Shining" is a song by Bob Marley & The Wailers first appearing on the Lee Perry-produced album Soul Revolution in 1971, and then on African Herbsman in 1973. Marley later re-recorded the song for his 1978 album Kaya. In 1999 a reggae fusion remix by "Bob Marley vs. Funkstar De Luxe" reached number one on the U.S. dance chart and number three on the UK Singles Chart and has been widely credited as one of the songs which led to the popularity of reggae fusion.

Although having become one of the most popular Marley songs, "Sun Is Shining" used to be a fairly unknown and seldomly-performed number during Marley's lifetime. Up to date, only two live performances are documented, however both took place under special circumstances. On June 16, 1978, Marley performed at The Music Inn in Lenox, Massachusetts, a concert having been rescheduled twice since 1976, and played an over 2-hour set. "Sun Is Shining" was the opening song, reportedly included spontaneously as it stopped to rain. On July 23, 1978, Marley performed an outdoor concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl that included "Sun Is Shining" as opening song; just before the song, Marley introduced the performance by referring to Haile Selassie's birthday on the same day.

The song "Sunday Shining" by Finley Quaye is partially based on the song.

Bob Marley vs. Funkstar De Luxe version [ edit ]

"Sun Is Shining"
Bob marley vs funkstar de luxe-sun is shining s.jpg
Single by Bob Marley vs. Funkstar De Luxe
from the album Keep on Moving (It's Too Funky in Here)
Released September 13, 1999
Format CD single
Recorded 1998
Genre EDM [1]
Length 3:59
Label Club Tools
Songwriter(s) Bob Marley
Producer(s) Funkstar De Luxe
Bob Marley singles chronology
"Easy Skanking"

(1995)
"Sun Is Shining"

(1999)
"Turn Your Lights Down Low"

(1999)
Funkstar De Luxe singles chronology
"Falculator"

(1998)
"Sun Is Shining"

(1999)
"Rainbow Country"

(1999)

The song was remixed in 1999 by Danish house producer Funkstar De Luxe. It was released on the Kontor Records-sub label, Club Tools credited to Bob Marley vs. Funkstar De Luxe. The producer was the first to receive clearance from the Marley estate to release official remixes of the late singer's music (although bootleg mixes of Marley tunes have circulated in the club world for years).

The song reached number one on the US Hot Dance Club Play chart, and debuted at number three on the UK Singles Chart. It became a top ten hit in Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Norway, and Switzerland.

Track listing [ edit ]

  1. "Sun Is Shining" (Radio De Luxe Edit) - 3:59
  2. "Sun Is Shining" (ATB Airplay Mix) - 3:48
  3. "Sun Is Shining" (Rainbow Mix) - 6:03
  4. "Sun Is Shining" (ATB Club Mix) - 6:55
  5. "Sun Is Shining" (Funkstar Club Mix) - 8:14

Charts [ edit ]

Weekly charts [ edit ]

Chart (1999–2000) Peak

position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 28
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 23
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 7
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[5] 10
Brazil (ABPD)[6] 21
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[7] 28
Canada Dance/Urban (RPM)[8] 1
Denmark (IFPI)[9] 4
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[10] 6
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[11] 8
France (SNEP)[12] 12
Germany (Official German Charts)[13] 19
Ireland (IRMA)[14] 7
Italy (FIMI)[15] 12
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[16] 7
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[17] 11
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[18] 11
Norway (VG-lista)[19] 8
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[20] 4
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[21] 6
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[22] 17
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[23] 7
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[24] 3
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[25] 1
US Hot Dance Club Play (Billboard) 1

Year-end charts [ edit ]

Chart (1999) Position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[26] 67
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[27] 74
France (SNEP)[28] 63
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[29] 99
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[30] 41
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[31] 87

Certifications [ edit ]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Belgium (BEA)[32] Gold 25,000*
France (SNEP)[33] Gold 250,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[34] Gold 5,000*
Sweden (GLF)[35] Gold 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[36] Silver 200,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References [ edit ]

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  9. ^ "DENMARK ( TOP 10 )". IFPI. Eucharts.tripod.com. Retrieved 2010-11-29.
  10. ^ Eurochart peak
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  15. ^ "Hits of the World: Italy (Musica e Dischi/FIMI) 12/06/99". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 111 (51): 70. 18 December 1999. ISSN 0006-2510.
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  27. ^ "Rapports annuels 1999" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  28. ^ "Classement Singles - année 1999" (in French). Archived from the original on 25 February 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
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  30. ^ "End of Year Charts 1999". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  31. ^ "Årslista Singlar - År 1999" (in Swedish). Hitlistan. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  32. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – singles 1999". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  33. ^ "French single certifications – Bob Marley – Sun Is Shining" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
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  35. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1999"(PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  36. ^ "British single certifications – Bob Marley vs Funkstar De Luxe – Sun Is Shining". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 11 November 2018.Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Sun Is Shining in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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