Walking in the Sunshine

"Walking in the Sunshine" is a song by British 2-tone/ska band Bad Manners, released in September 1981 as the second single from their third album Gosh It's... Bad Manners. It peaked at number 10 on the UK Singles Chart.[1]

"Walking in the Sunshine"
Bad Manners Walking in the Sunshine.jpg
Single by Bad Manners
from the album Gosh It's... Bad Manners
B-side"End of the World"
Released18 September 1981 (1981-09-18)
Genre
Length3:26
LabelMagnet
Songwriter(s)Bad Manners
Producer(s)Roger Lomas
Bad Manners singles chronology
"Can Can"
(1981)
"Walking in the Sunshine"
(1981)
"Drowning" / "Got No Brains"
(1982)

ReceptionEdit

Reviewing the song for Record Mirror, Sunie Fletcher wrote "Buster and the boys pull themselves out of their role as a second-rate Madness, only to emerge as… would you believe a third-rate UB40? The exuberance of their previous works has vanished, leaving behind a listless, limber reggae item which seems to drift on for far more than its three minutes 26 seconds".[2] However, Ian Birch for Smash Hits wrote "It's amazing how Bad Manners can look so slobby and make such a sophisticated single. This is a dapper pop song with an ambling reggae gait and some fine instrumental breaks".[3]

Track listingEdit

7": Magnet / MAG 197

  1. "Walking in the Sunshine" – 3:26
  2. "End of the World" – 2:57

12": Magnet / 12 MAG 197

  1. "Walking in the Sunshine" (Extended Version) – 5:33
  2. "End of the World" – 2:57
  3. "Night Bus to Dalston" (Vocals Version) – 2:14

ChartsEdit

Chart (1981) Peak
position
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 11
UK Singles (OCC)[1] 10

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Bad Manners: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  2. ^ "Singles". Record Mirror: 13. 26 September 1981. Retrieved 13 November 2020 – via flickr.com.
  3. ^ "Singles". Smash Hits. 1–14 October 1981. p. 18. Retrieved 13 November 2020 – via sites.google.com.
  4. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Walkin' in the Sunshine". Irish Singles Chart.