Album: The Sound Of Sunshine (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This song about overcoming life's obstacles is a track from The Sound Of Sunshine, the seventh studio album by Hip-Hop hybrids Michael Franti & Spearhead. Franti wasn't the first to say "Hey Hey Hey" - Bill Cosby popularized the saying as the voice of Fat Albert in Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, which was a popular TV show in the '70s.
  • This is not the first Michael Franti song title to contain the word "Hey." On this recording he makes hey with a treble 'Hey!' Franti explained as to why all the 'heys' on his website: "With 'Say Hey' and 'Hey World' and now this, I guess 'Hey' is becoming a big word with me. At first this song was called, 'No Matter How Life Is Today.' But every time we walked offstage after having played it, people would say, 'Hey, where can we find that 'Hey, Hey, Hey' song.' So we actually did a vote online on our website about what we should call this. So the people have spoken, and they say, 'Hey.'"

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