Written by guitarist Kimberley Rew for his band Katrina and the Waves this song certainly landed the band in a sunny financial situation.
It’s rare for a songwriter who’s band is putting out their debut album to keep the publishing rights. It’s also rare for a composer to take the royalties which generally only go to the songwriter and divide that income up among his bandmates. That’s exactly what happen with this 1983 classic!
The song was not only a huge hit record but it also became high in demand for soundtracks and advertising campaigns. It’s estimated that the song averaged making $10 million a year between 2000 and 2010 alone.
that would certainly have me “Walking on Sunshine”