“Sunny Afternoon” - The Kinks
Released as a single in 3 June, 1966, it went to number 1 on the UK charts on 7 July 1966, remaining there for two weeks. The track also went to number 1 in Ireland on 18 July 1966. In America, it peaked at number fourteen. "Sunny Afternoon" was placed at #200 on Pitchfork Media's list of The 200 Greatest Songs of the 1960s.
The promotional video for the single ironically featured the band performing in a cold, snowy environment.
The song has been covered a number of performers, including by the Stereophonics on their live DVD, Live at Morfa Stadium, by former Space singer Tommy Scott on Reload, by Jimmy Buffett on his 1994 album Fruitcakes. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.
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