Sunshine After the Rain

"Sunshine After the Rain" is a song originally written and recorded by Ellie Greenwich in 1968, titled as "The Sunshine After the Rain" and released on her album Composes, Produces and Sings. It was covered by Elkie Brooks in 1977 and Berri in 1994.

Elkie Brooks versionEdit

"Sunshine After the Rain"
 
Single by Elkie Brooks
from the album Two Days Away
B-side"Spiritland"
Released1977
Recorded1977
GenrePop
Length3:23
LabelA&M Records
Songwriter(s)Ellie Greenwich

Brooks' version was released as a single in 1977 and reached number 10 on the UK Singles Chart. The song appears as the fourth track on her 1977 album Two Days Away.

Track listingsEdit

UK 7" single

  1. "Sunshine After the Rain" — 3:23
  2. "Spiritland" — 3:19

ChartsEdit

Berri versionEdit

"Sunshine After the Rain"
 
Single by Berri
Released
GenreEurodance
Length3:28
LabelFfrreedom
Songwriter(s)Ellie Greenwich
Producer(s)
  • Richard Lloyd
  • Neil Bowser
Berri singles chronology
"Sunshine After the Rain"
(1994)
"Shine Like a Star"
(1995)

In 1994, English singer Berri recorded her version. It contains an interpolation of "I Feel Love" by Donna Summer.

"Sunshine After the Rain" was released twice. During its first release, it was credited as "New Atlantic/U4EA featuring Berri" and reached number 26 on the UK Singles Chart in December 1994. A re-release in 1995 fared somewhat better, peaking at number four on the UK Singles Chart in September, this time credited solely as Berri. The re-release also became a hit in Australia, peaking at number 12 on the ARIA Singles Chart, and in Iceland and Ireland, reaching number 11 in both countries.

Critical receptionEdit

James Hamilton from British magazine Music Week's RM Dance Update described the song as a "plaintive anthemic galloping remake".[6]

Track listingsEdit

  • 1994 CD single as New Atlantic/U4EA featuring Berri
  1. "The Sunshine After the Rain" (Two Cowboys 7" edit) — 3:31
  2. "The Sunshine After the Rain" (New Atlantic mix) — 6:31
  3. "The Sunshine After the Rain" (original U4EA breakbeat mix) — 5:24
  4. "The Sunshine After the Rain" (Two Cowboys 12" mix) — 4:29
  5. "The Sunshine After the Rain" (Tall Paul remix) — 6:34
  • 1995 CD single as Berri
  1. "The Sunshine After the Rain" (Two Cowboys club edit) — 3:30
  2. "The Sunshine After the Rain" (Two Cowboys club mix) — 4:27
  3. "The Sunshine After the Rain" (Dancin' Divaz club mix) — 8:00
  4. "The Sunshine After the Rain" (Dancin' Divaz rhythm mix) — 6:31

Charts and certificationsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[18] Gold 35,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[19] Silver 200,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

"Rainbow in the Sky"Edit

In 1995, DJ Paul Elstak produced a happy hardcore track titled "Rainbow in the Sky". The "K&A Blast" versions very closely resemble the Berri version of "Sunshine After the Rain". "Rainbow in the Sky" was released in the UK on 12" vinyl and CD.[20] The "Rainbow in the Sky" CD single also contained Paul Elstak's single, "Luv U More".[20]

ChartsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Sunshine After the Rain". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Elkie Brooks: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  3. ^ "UK Top 100 of 1977". ukmix.org. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Single Releases". Music Week. 12 November 1994. p. 23.
  5. ^ "New Releases: Singles". Music Week. 19 August 1995. p. 31.
  6. ^ Hamilton, James (19 August 1995). "Dj directory" (PDF). Music Week, in Record Mirror (Dance Update Supplemental Insert). p. 35. Retrieved 11 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Classifiche". Musica e dischi (in Italian). Retrieved 5 June 2022. Set "Tipo" on "Singoli". Then, in the "Artista" field, search "New Atlantic".
  8. ^ "Berri: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Berri – The Sunshine After the Rain". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 12, no. 36. 9 September 1995. p. 9. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (28.10.1995 – 3.11.1995)". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 28 October 1995. p. 26. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  12. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – The Sunshine After the Rain". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  13. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  14. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  15. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  16. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles 1995". ARIA. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  17. ^ "Top 100 Singles 1995". Music Week. 13 January 1996. p. 9.
  18. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia’s Music Charts 1988–2010 (PDF ed.). Mt Martha, Victoria, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. p. 29.
  19. ^ "British single certifications – Berri – Sunshine After the Rain". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
  20. ^ a b "DJ Paul Elstak - Rainbow in the Sky" at Discogs
  21. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – DJ Paul Elstak" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  22. ^ "DJ Paul Elstak – Rainbow in the Sky" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  23. ^ "DJ Paul Elstak – Rainbow in the Sky" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  24. ^ "Chart Log UK: E-40 - E-Z Rollers". zobbel.de. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  25. ^ "Top 100–Jaaroverzicht van 1995" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  26. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Single 1995" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 August 2019.

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