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Sunday, June 14, 2020

Boney M - "Sunny (TopPop)" [R'n'B, Soul, Funk]

Sunny (TopPop)

"Sunny (TopPop)" music video by Boney M
Added: 14-06-2020
Genre : R'n'B, Soul, Funk
Description : Boney M - Sunny • TopPop

Boney M was founded by German producer Frank Farian in 1975 and consisted of four originally Caribbean artists from England, Germany and the Netherlands: singers Marcia Barrett and Liz Mitchell, model Maizie Williams and Bobby Farrell. Boney M. is known for the mix of white and black music; the producer is white and the singers are black. In addition, many songs have a black (emancipatory) background. The group owes its name to the main character Napoleon 'Boney' Bonaparte from the Australian detective series Boney (1971-1972) of which the founder Farian was a big fan.

Broadcast date: 1976-12-25


"Sunny" is a soul jazz song written by Bobby Hebb in 1963. It is one of the most performed and recorded popular songs, with hundreds of versions released. BMI rates "Sunny" #25 in its "Top 100 songs of the century". It is also known by its first line: "Sunny, yesterday my life was filled with rain"

German euro disco group Boney M. recorded the song for their 1976 debut album, Take the Heat off Me, produced by Frank Farian and arranged by Stefan Klinkhammer in a euro disco arrangement. Following their breakthrough single "Daddy Cool", it topped the German charts and reached the top ten in many other countries.

The recording was remixed in 1988, 1999 (it was a minor hit single in early 2000) and 2015, and has been sampled by Boogie Pimps for their 2004 version. While Liz Mitchell sang the original lead vocals on Boney M.'s version, original member Maizie Williams recorded a solo version in 2006.

Tags : 1976, 70s, Boney M