“Walking on Sunshine” celebrates 25th birthday

During the course of an 18-year career, Katrina and the Waves released 77 songs. Most people, however, only remember one: “Walking on Sunshine.”

The indelible pop hit is getting the red carpet treatment for its 25th birthday. Last Monday, NPR devoted a segment on All Things Considered to it, which you can listen to at NPR.org. Katrina and the Waves released a made-to-look-old music video for a new remix (watch it below). The Soweto Gospel Choir brought some South African rhythms to the tune. Glee gave the song the Broadway-camp treatment in a mashup with Beyoncé’s “Halo.” Pretty good for a song that only hit #9 on the U.S. charts (#8 in the U.K.)

Perhaps most impressively, Brooklyn Vegan is curating Sunsalute, a Katrina and the Waves covers EP. Yes, it includes songs other than you-know-what. Vermont folk singer Sam Amidon kicked things off with the big hit, then alt-country quintet Deer Tick followed up with “Sun Street”, a lesser-known 1986 single. tUnE-YarDs also lent its talents for a cover of “I Really Taught Me To Watusi”. Two more songs are promised, so we suggest you keep an eye here.

Check out the new video below. And don’t it feel good!


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