The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)

Album: The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore/(Baby) You Don't Have to Tell (1966)
Charted: 1 13
  • Loneliness is the coat you wear
    A deep shade of blue is always there

    The sun ain't gonna shine anymore
    The moon ain't gonna rise in the sky
    Tears are always clouding your eyes
    When you're without love
    Baby

    Emptiness is the place you're in
    Nothing to lose, but no more to win

    The sun ain't gonna shine anymore
    The moon ain't gonna rise in the sky
    Tears are always clouding your eyes
    When you're without love
    Lonely
    Without you
    Baby
    Oh, I need you
    I can't go on

    The sun ain't gonna shine anymore
    The moon ain't gonna rise in the sky
    Tears are always clouding your eyes
    The sun ain't gonna shine anymore
    When you're without love

    The sun ain't gonna shine anymore
    The sun ain't gonna shine anymore
    Not anymore
    The sun ain't gonna shine anymore
    Bring it back, baby
    The sun ain't gonna shine anymore
    Oh, baby

Comments: 11

  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaHave loved this song since I was a kid. love his voice, wished they could have sung with the Righteous Brothers, they wounded so much alike. think this the Wrecking Crew playing on this record.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 10th, 1966, "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)" by the Walker Brothers entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #84; six weeks later on May 22nd, 1966 it would peak at #13 {for 2 weeks} and spent 9 weeks on the Top 100...
    It peaked at #1 {for 4 weeks} on the United Kingdom's Singles chart, in its first three weeks at #1 it prevented "I Can't Let Go" by the Hollies from reaching the top spot, it was at #2 for those three weeks and that was its peak position...
    The Walker Brothers had two other Top 100 records; "Make It Easy On Yourself" {#16 in 1965} and "My Ship Is Comin' In" {#63 in 1966}.
  • Dc from Santa Barbara, CaThis is an incredibly powerful song that has not gone out of style. Vocals are outstanding. It is so Wall of Sound Spectorian for sure - that is what they were aiming for and they achieved it as well as the Righteous Brothers did with You've Lost That Loving Feeling - same passion and power and feeling. Both are great great songs, though to be honest Loving Feeling brings back many junior high memories, with my first girlfriend, etc. "Lonely, without you baby - girl I need you - I can't go on...." That is such a powerful bridge. I highly recommend the Walker Brothers Greatest Hits package - some real gems in there. Their cover of Make It Easy On Yourself was originally recorded by Jerry Butler but theirs was the big hit. Their production is almost identical to Butler's - same strings, background vocals, etc. But there is no singer like Scott Walker (aka Scott Engel). (from DerekM)
  • Sam from Hipsville, CaBesides this great tune, they also did a nice rendition of "Walking in the Rain" by the Ronnettes
  • Jennifer Harris from Grand Blanc, MiI could have sworn It was the Everly Brothers or something.
  • Fred from Laurel, MdAlso worth noting about the Four Seasons connection -- Crewe was the 4S's producer for some time, and Gaudio was a 4S member 1960-1971.

  • Fred from Laurel, MdThe main thing I remember about this song was that when it came out, it sounded so much like the Righteous Brothers it seemed like an outright imitation of them. And that I liked it, although I had mixed feelings about the Righteous Brothers. Bear in mind, too, that all our radios in the dorm at college were of really poor sound quality, and it was all happenin' on the AM band in them days, which was inherently low-fi.

  • Eric from Manchester, EnglandThis song takes me back to my first real girlfriend back in the summer of 1967 ANN she was well into the Walker Brothers when i met her on holiday in Blackpool England it was the song of our summer love as it was played on the pirate radio station Caroline as we lay in a field with the sun beating down on us for almost a week we had a great sun tan but oh! the peeling skin later
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesIn 1990, Indie band Halo James scored their first - and so far only - hit with "Could Have Told You So". The song was a worldwide hit, but many critics believed it was a direct steal from "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore". Ironically, the song "Could Have Told You So" even follows the same theme of lost love, but neither Scott Walker nor Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio disputed plagiarism at the time
  • Jenny from Montgomery, IlI fell in love with this song when it was performed in the Alan Rickman/Juliet Stevenson movie "Truly Madly Deeply." A great description of how it feels when you're left behind.
  • Jerro from New Alexandria, PaWhen I first heard this song, I had a feeling that it was produced by Phil Spector. While listening to it, one would tend to think that Spector's "Wall of Sound" was used for it. I also found this song appealing (in a melancholy way, of course) and the lyrics make it seem a bit mysterious. When I hear this song or think of it, I have a tendency to ask myself, "Is this song about a man who comforts a sad and lonely girl or a man who's crying over the loss of his girlfriend?"
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