“Strolling on Sunshine” is a tune written by Kimberley Rew for Katrina and the Waves‘ 1983 eponymous debut full-length album. The re-recorded model was at first launched on the band’s 1985 self-titled album because the album’s second single and reached No. 4 in Australia, No. 9 in the USA, and No. 8 in the UK. It was the Waves’ first US high 40 hit, and their largest success in the UK till “Love Shine a Mild” (1997).
Initially conceived of as a ballad, Katrina Leskanich determined to belt the tune out as a extra upbeat tune. In a 2012 interview, nonetheless, Leskanich denied this, saying, “Nope, by no means. By no means a ballad. In actual fact, the unique [1983 version] is way sooner.”
Royalties from airplay and ads of “Strolling on Sunshine” have been extraordinarily excessive. Katrina and the Waves stored the publishing rights and the royalties that usually go to the songwriter have been divided among the many band members.
Estimates are the tune has earned $1 million per yr for the ten years ending in 2010.In accordance with a former worker of EMI, “Strolling on Sunshine was the crown jewel in EMI’s catalog,” and that it was one in every of EMI’s largest earners from advertisers.