Sunshine (Gabrielle song)

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Gabrielle - Sunshine (CD 1).jpg
Single by Gabrielle
from the album Rise
Released27 September 1999 (1999-09-27)[1]
LabelGo! Beat
  • Gabrielle
  • Jonathan Shorten
Producer(s)Jonathan Shorten
Gabrielle singles chronology
"Walk On By"

"Sunshine" is a song by English singer Gabrielle. It was written by Gabrielle and Jonathan Shorten for her third album Rise (1999). Released as the album's lead single, the song became her sixth top ten hit on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number nine.

In 2019, DJ Spoony together with Katie Chatburn and the Ignition Orchestra featuring Gabrielle recorded an orchestral version of the Wookie remix for the UK garage covers album Garage Classical. In September 2019, NME included the Wookie remix of "Sunshine" in their "25 essential UK garage anthems" list.[2]

Track listings[]

UK CD1 (GOBCD23)[3]
1."Sunshine" (radio edit)3:39
2."Sunshine" (Frankie Knuckles classic club mix)8:51
3."Sunshine" (Frankie Knuckles Mambo Sunset reprise)7:26
UK CD2 (GOLCD23)[4]
1."Sunshine" (radio edit)3:39
2."Sunshine" (K-Gee edit)4:21
3."Sunshine" (Wookie main mix)5:15
UK 12-inch vinyl (GOBX23)[5]
1."Sunshine" (Frankie Knuckles Mambo Sunset reprise)7:26
2."Sunshine" (Freezzy Jam mix)7:12
3."Sunshine" (Wookie main mix)5:15
4."Sunshine" (K-Gee mix)4:31
UK cassette single (GOBMC23)[6]
1."Sunshine" (album version)4:13
2."Sunshine" (Frankie Knuckles classic radio)4:13


Chart (1999–2000) Peak
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[7] 42
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 98
Scotland (OCC)[9] 19
UK Singles (OCC)[10] 9
UK R&B (OCC)[11] 2


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[12] Silver 200,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ "New Releases – Week Starting 27 September, 1999: Singles" (PDF). Music Week. 25 September 1999. p. 25. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  2. ^ "The best UK garage tracks of all time". 16 September 2019.
  3. ^ Sunshine (UK CD1 liner notes). Gabrielle. Go! Beat. 1999. GOBCD23, 561 366-2.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  4. ^ Sunshine (UK CD2 liner notes). Gabrielle. Go! Beat. 1999. GOLCD 23, 561 367-2.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  5. ^ Sunshine (UK 12-inch vinyl disc). Gabrielle. Go! Beat. 1999. GOBX23, 561 486-1.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  6. ^ Sunshine (UK cassette single sleeve). Gabrielle. Go! Beat. 1999. GOBMC23, 561 366-4.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  7. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 16 no. 42. 16 October 1999. p. 11. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  8. ^ " – Gabrielle – Sunshine" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  12. ^ "British single certifications – Gabrielle – Sunshine". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 10 March 2021.

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