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Walking On Sunshine

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Walking On Sunshine (Band's Original Version)
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Total Tracks: 1   Total Length: 3:36

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Catchier than Anthrax


But: as a Mississippi Gulf Coast resident, I must vote WORST BAND NAME EVER! heh heh Great, now I can't get that damn "Sunshine" song outa my head...

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i dont understand Oh and i love this song


great song. the only problem i have once or twice is downloads. if you purchased it and it didnt download then redownload it and just let them know you had trouble with song. thats all

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i wish it would just download but no now i have to repurchase it to download it this website is a ripoff and it makes me mad

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Lighten up!


I love this song. It's fun, it's happy, and if you don't like it, you don't have to listen to it :)

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OK...Who was it?


Did you download this? Yes i'm talking to you. Own up now...I haven't got all day...

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Most downloaded?


I remember seeing Katrina and the Waves in pubs in the Cambridge area well over 20 years ago. This was good, new, different then, but not now. So why is it the most downloaded track this month???

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I hate it.


The most overrated and overplayed one-hit-wonder hit of the 80s. They're still collecting royalties from banking commercials and fibre supplement ads.

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Why is this single song No. 12 on the eMusic charts in 2010? Have I missed something? I didn't even like this song much in 1985 when it came out.

They Say All Music Guide

Much like their debut EP, Shock Horror!, Katrina & the Waves’ self-titled 1983 album was recorded mostly live in the studio with an eye on the clock, but while the group’s first LP may have been cut on an even lower budget than the EP (the album cost a mere $1,200 to make, which the bandmembers put up themselves), it’s a revealing document of how much work they had done in the year that separated the two releases. Katrina & the Waves had been playing a grueling schedule of pub gigs and dates at American military bases to pay the bills, and this album confirms that the hard work paid off — the band sounded professional and energetic on Shock Horror! but is much tighter, more confident and ambitious on Katrina and the Waves, and a comparison of the versions of “Going Down to Liverpool” and “Brown Eyed Son” from Shock Horror! and the re-recordings on this LP offers all the evidence one could hope for of how much the group had grown. Katrina Leskanich’s lead vocals tend to slide into the histrionic when someone doesn’t rein her in, but she revealed an impressive learning curve as she moved from backing vocalist to lead singer, and she clearly had the talent for the job. Kimberley Rew’s guitar work is as stellar as ever, and his songwriting is clever and taut on each of these ten tunes; even bashed out quickly as it was here, “Walking on Sunshine” clearly had the ingredients that make a hit. And Vince de la Cruz and Alex Cooper were a world-class rhythm section who knew how to keep the songs moving forward with a minimum of wasted effort. Katrina and the Waves was originally recorded so the band would have something to sell at merchandise tables at shows, and the fact it was picked up by the Canadian Attic label and became a hit in the Great White North confirms that Katrina & the Waves had the goods even when they were working on a shoestring budget, and that Canada clearly knows a good pop album when it hears one. – Mark Deming

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