Album: Sunny (1966)
Charted: 12 2
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  • Sunny, yesterday my life was filled with rain.
    Sunny, you smiled at me and really eased the pain.
    The dark days are gone, and the bright days are here,
    My Sunny one shines so sincere.
    Sunny one so true, I love you.

    Sunny, thank you for the sunshine bouquet.
    Sunny, thank you for the love you brought my way.
    You gave to me your all and all.
    Now I feel ten feet tall.
    Sunny one so true, I love you.

    Sunny, thank you for the truth you let me see.
    Sunny, thank you for the facts from A to C.
    My life was torn like a wind-blown sand,
    And the rock was formed when you held my hand.
    Sunny one so true, I love you.

    Sunny, thank you for the smile upon your face.
    Sunny, thank you for the gleam that shows its grace.
    You're my spark of nature's fire,
    You're my sweet complete desire.
    Sunny one so true, I love you.

    Sunny, yesterday my life was filled with rain...Writer/s: BOBBY HEBB
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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Comments: 10

  • Cyril from Lyon, FranceDeford Bailey was actualy the first black artist to perform on the Grand Ole Opry in the 1920s
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 29th 1966, Bobby Hebb performed "Sunny" on the ABC-TV weekly-afternoon program 'Where The Action Is'...
    At the time the song was at #6 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; two days earlier was at #2 and it had been at #2 for two weeks...
    {See the next two posts below}
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 12th 1966, the Beatles began their last U.S. tour with a concert at the International Amphitheater in Chicago, IL
    One of the quartet's opening acts was Bobby Hebb; and at the time his "Sunny" was at #7 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart, two days later on August 14th it would peak at #2...
    {See next post}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 19th 1966, "Sunny" by Bobby Hebb entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #95; and on August 14th it peaked at #2 (for 2 weeks) and spent 15 weeks on the Top 100 (and for 6 of those 15 weeks it was on the Top 10)...
    It reached #3 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    The 2 weeks it was at #2 on the Top 100; the #1 record for both those weeks was "Summer in the City" by the Lovin' Spoonful...
    He had two other records make the Top 100; "A Satisfied Mind" (peaked at #39 in 1966) and "Love Me" (reached #84 in 1967)...
    R.I.P. Mr. Hebb (July 26th, 1938 - August 3rd, 2010).
  • Camille from Toronto, OhA terrific song, a classic oldie, that isn't played nearly enough on the raido
  • Tp from Indianapolis, InThe last picture on this YouTube video-"Night Train to Nashville"- (before the album cover) shows Bobby singing live in front of guitar-great Reggie Young.
  • Jamie from Nantucket, MaWant to know more (as much as possible) about Harry Yarmark please reply to I worked with hesh in the 80s and 90s and would like to hear more about his success.
  • Michael from Columbus, NcRegarding Brad Wind's statement that this was done to fill out an album: respectfully, he is correct that it was the last song on the session, but there was no album at that time--it was a three song date. I know, I was the assistant engineer (button pusher) on the date. Bell Sound, Studio B. Joe Renzetti did the charts and played guitar as well,which was unusual. I think Harry Yarmark was the mixer, but it could have been Phil Macey or Eddie Smith. It was the throw-away, but it was clearly the best thing on the date and everyone knew it. Sometimes things just happen.
  • Flo from Toulouse, Francecheck the live cover by Jamiroquai... funky!
  • Brandon from Seattle, WaInterestingly covered by the Classics IV. Interestingly, this song ties in with some of their tunes, such as "Spooky", "Traces", and "Stormy."
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