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“Sunny” – Boney M.

Great Disco version of “Sunny”, recorded by the German-Caribbean group, Boney M.

The song was written by Bobby Hebb in memory of his brother, who was murdered the day after the JFK assassination in Nov. 1963. Hebb said of his song: "All my intentions were to think of happier times and pay tribute to my brother – basically looking for a brighter day – because times were at a low.”

Many performers (including Hebb) have recorded “Sunny” over the years, and it is regarded as a Soul Jazz standard. BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) has included it on their list of the Top 100 Songs of the [20th] Century.

Boney M.’s version of “Sunny” was an international hit in 1976-77, though it failed to chart in the US. That’s not too surprising as the group was always much less successful in America than it was in Europe and other parts of the world.
revenant · F
They were great ! Ra ra rasputin 😊
Rutterman · 46-50, M
@revenant Haha. That's another good one by them. Not just a song, but a history lesson as well. 😄
Scribbles · 36-40, F
This is a favorite song of mine. :)
I often hum and sing it. I prefer the original because he sings it with a melancholy or heavier sort of tone. Idk.
Rutterman · 46-50, M
@Scribbles I love Bobby Hebb's version. Posted that one quite a while ago. 😎
Gad dang it bobby..
Now I gotta get my Bonny M on… 😑
Rutterman · 46-50, M
@TheOneyouwerewarnedabout Lol. Nice to see you here, Hank. 🤠
hunkalove · 61-69, M
I saw Bobby Hebb sing it when he opened for The Beatles in St. Louis on August 21, 1966.
JohnOinger · 41-45, M
@Rutterman Will my Character Name Hunter in A Movie
Rutterman · 46-50, M
@JohnOinger Yes to all of the above questions.
JohnOinger · 41-45, M
@Rutterman Nice
Loretta78 · 46-50, F
I am so surprised to find Boney M. in your repertoire. Because I know that this band was not THAT famous in USA.

But Boney M. is one of my favourite bands. So it was a nice surprise for me to find this song here.

Thanks for posting this. 🙂
Rutterman · 46-50, M
@Loretta78 You're welcome. Appreciate your comments. 😎
Fungirlmmm · 51-55, F
Rutterman · 46-50, M
@Fungirlmmm So do I. 🕺💃 🎶
This seems to be a disco version. Still good. Let me think who did it best.All I can think of is Marvin Gaye. Still there is a better version.
Rutterman · 46-50, M
@PoetryNEmotion Bobby Hebb's version is the first one I heard. It's still my favorite.
@Rutterman I will go pull it up and listen. Have a great night, Rutterman. Oh, I just listened to it. His was the most popular version of the song.
JohnOinger · 41-45, M
I love Their Song Ma Baker
JohnOinger · 41-45, M
@Rutterman Will I get banned & reported again on SpaceHey by sensitive people who dont understand my humor
Rutterman · 46-50, M
@JohnOinger Yes, you will deliver on all of your promises.

You will become a superstar on SpaceHey, with many groupies and admirers.

I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that won't happen again.
JohnOinger · 41-45, M
@Rutterman Nice
minxy · 46-50, F
I've not heard this.
I love it.
Rutterman · 46-50, M
@minxy I really like it too.
graphite · 61-69, M
Boney M - one of Frank Farian's lip syncing groups. Milli Vanilli was the other. Bobby Farrell's "singing" parts were done by Farian himself.
Rutterman · 46-50, M
@graphite My understanding is that the voices of two of the four original Boney M. group members (Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett) were used in studio recordings, along with Farian's studio-enhanced voice. While group members Bobby Farrell and Maizie Williams didn’t sing on the recordings, they both reportedly did sing in live performances with Mitchell and Barrett.
graphite · 61-69, M
@Rutterman That's apparently how it went down, except that I don't think Bobby Farrell sang much in live performances, if at all. There apparently was some minimal use of his voice, but the real lead singer was Farian. But Farrell was wildly entertaining just the same, with the dancing and costumes.

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