Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and The Waves





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Uploaded on Mar 11, 2008


"Walking on Sunshine" is a song written by Kimberley Rew for Katrina and the Waves' second album of the same name. A rerecorded version was released on the band's 1985 self-titled album as the album's second single (see 1985 in music) and reached #4 in Australia and #9 in the United States, as well as #8 in the United Kingdom. It is the Waves' first U.S. top forty hit, and their biggest success in the UK until "Love Shine a Light" (1997).

In 2005, the storm surge of Hurricane Katrina devastated the U.S. Gulf Coast, including the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. It was the deadliest and costliest hurricane to have ever hit the U.S. mainland. The song was widely played in New Orleans following the destruction. The lead singer, Katrina Leskanich, expressed her sorrow for the victims, especially dealing with the fact that she (and her band) now bears a name that has been demonized by a devastating hurricane.

The music video depicts the band performing live at a London concert. Katrina herself is either with or not with them, but either dancing in her apartment, or walking through Hyde Park, past an English prison, the Tower Bridge, a cliff and Old St. Paul's. She catches up with the others and feeds ducks (one of them eats the leftovers, referring to the Waves). Katrina returns home and cleans her face using cotton.

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