Hebb was devastated by the event and many critics say it inspired the lyrics and tune. According to Hebb, he merely wrote the song as an expression of a preference for a "sunny" disposition over a "lousy" disposition following the murder of his brother.
Pop chart , together with the optimistic lyrics, came from the artist's desire to express that one should always "look at the bright side". Hebb has said about "Sunny": "All my intentions were to think of happier times and pay tribute to my brother — basically looking for a brighter day — because times were at a low.
It was also released on the audio album Hit Kit Miko, Vol. Grady Tate , who played drums on Mieko Hirotas version, also played on this version. The song was recorded while the session was in overtime; many of the studio musicians booked for that date had to leave early for other recording sessions.
Joe Renzetti was the arranger. It met with immediate success, which resulted in Hebb touring in with the Beatles. The song peaked at No. Like the original version, it features Hebb; however, an updated disco beat was implemented with an eye to having it played in discos around the world.
This version was arranged by Joe Renzetti, who also arranged the original record. The 7-inch single was released in late It is considered to be a tribute to her then husband, Sonny Bono. German euro disco group Boney M.
Following their breakthrough single " Daddy Cool ", it topped the German charts and reached the top ten in many other countries. The single was backed by a non-album track "New York City", a reworked version of Farian artist Gilla 's hit single "Tu es!
The recording was remixed in , it was a minor hit single in early and , and has been sampled by Boogie Pimps for their version. While Liz Mitchell sang the original lead vocals on Boney M. The original version was featured in the Umbrella Academy Season 2 soundtrack. The final single from Boney M. The CD single was released with 8 mixes. A "London Mix" was released on the promotional double" single. At least 75 other artists have recorded versions of the song, including Stevie Wonder , Marvin Gaye and Roger Kellaway.
The South Korean film Sunny took its name from the song, and the song itself was heavily featured in the film. It went on to become a number-one hit in the Korean national singles chart.
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