Bring Me Sunshine

Album: BBC World Of Sound (1968)

Songfacts®:

  • This was written by Arthur Kent and Sylvia Dee. Sylvia Dee was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1914; her credits include songs for Nat King Cole and Elvis Presley. The New York born Arthur Kent was an accomplished pianist by the age of 10. The song has been recorded by a number of artists, with Morecambe & Wise's version being the most notable.
  • Eric Morecambe (1926-84) and Ernie Wise (1925-99) were at one time the biggest names in British comedy. Although they were basically stand up comics, their talents extended to dancing, acting - including a number of films - and recording. "Bring Me Sunshine" was their signature tune which they performed or was played by the orchestra at the end of their comedy show. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander - London, England, for above 2
  • Eric's mother always called him Sunshine, which is why Morecambe and Wise adopted this song as their theme tune.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet SprocketSongwriter Interviews

The "All I Want" singer went through a long depression, playing some shows when he didn't want to be alive.

90s Music Quiz 1Music Quiz

First question: Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson appeared in videos for what artist?

Wedding Bell BluesSong Writing

When a song describes a wedding, it's rarely something to celebrate - with one big exception.

Krishna DasSongwriter Interviews

The top chant artist in the Western world, Krishna Das talks about how these Hindu mantras compare to Christian worship songs.

Joan ArmatradingSongwriter Interviews

The revered singer-songwriter talks inspiration and explains why she put a mahout in "Drop the Pilot."

Donnie Iris (Ah! Leah!, The Rapper)Songwriter Interviews

Before "Rap" was a form of music, it was something guys did to pick up girls in nightclubs. Donnie talks about "The Rapper" and reveals the identity of Leah.