Sunshine After the Rain

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"Sunshine After the Rain"
Single by Elkie Brooks
B-side "Spiritland"[1]
Released 1977
Format 7"
Recorded 1977
Genre Pop
Length 3:23
Label A&M Records
Songwriter(s) Ellie Greenwich

"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[1] in 1977 and Berri in 1994.

Other versions

Elkie Brooks version

Brooks' version was released as a single in 1977 and reached number 10 in the UK Singles Chart. The song appears as the fourth track on her 1977 album Two Days Away.[2]

Track list

  • A-side: "Sunshine After the Rain" 3:23[1]
  • B-side: "Spiritland" 3:19[1]

Berri version

"Sunshine After the Rain"
Berri-Sunshine After the Rain.jpg
Single by Berri[3]
Released 1994 (as New Atlantic/U4EA featuring Berri)
1995 (as Berri)
Format 12", CD
Recorded 1994, Animal Tracks Recording Studio, Hull[3]
Genre Eurodance
Length 3:28
Label Ffrreedom[3]
Songwriter(s) Ellie Greenwich[3]
Producer(s) Richard Lloyd, Neil Bowser

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. In 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 fared even better, peaking at number 4 on the UK Singles Chart in August 1995, this time credited solely as Berri.[2]

Peak positions

Chart (1994) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 26
Chart (1995) Peak
position
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[4] 23
Iceland (Íslenski Listinn Topp 40)[5] 11
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 4

"Rainbow in the Sky"

In 1995, DJ Paul Elstak produced a happy hardcore track titled "Rainbow in the Sky". The "K&A Blast" versions very closely resembled the Berri version of "Sunshine After the Rain". "Rainbow in the Sky" was released in the UK on 12" vinyl and CD.[6] The "Rainbow in the Sky" CD single also contained Paul Elstak's single, "Luv U More".[6]

References

  1. ^ a b c d Elkie Brooks – Sunshine After The Rain at Discogs
  2. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 55. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  3. ^ a b c d New Atlantic / U4EA (3) Feat. BERRi – The Sunshine After The Rain at Discogs
  4. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. 9 September 1995. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (28.10.1995 - 3.11.1995)" (PDF) (in Icelandic). Dagblaðið Vísir - Tónlist. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  6. ^ a b DJ Paul Elstak – Rainbow In The Sky at Discogs
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