Sunshine (Twista song)

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"Sunshine"
Sunshine Twista.jpg
Single by Twista featuring Anthony Hamilton
from the album Kamikaze
ReleasedAugust 26, 2004
Recorded2003
GenreHip hop, R&B
Length3:51
LabelAtlantic
Songwriter(s)Carl Mitchell, Bill Withers
Producer(s)Red Spyda
Twista singles chronology
"So Sexy"
(2004)
"Sunshine"
(2004)
"So Sexy: Chapter II (Like This)"
(2004)

"Sunshine" was the fourth single released from Twista's fourth album, Kamikaze. The song did not find success in the US, but in the UK, "Sunshine" peaked at number 3 on the UK Singles Chart. "Sunshine" features R&B singer Anthony Hamilton and was produced by Red Spyda.

Track list[edit]

  1. "Sunshine"
  2. "Sunshine" (Instrumental)
  3. "Overnight Celebrity" (Remix)
  4. "Legit Ballers"

Samples[edit]

"Sunshine" heavily samples Bill Withers' 1977 hit, "Lovely Day." The Twista track begins with a lengthy sample of "Lovely Day;" additionally, the chorus is a reworded version of the original Withers chorus.[1]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 17
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[3] 5
France (SNEP)[4] 52
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 58
Germany Black Chart (Official German Charts)[6] 12
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 10
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 93
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 11
Scotland (OCC)[10] 8
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 27
UK R&B (OCC)[12] 2
UK Singles (OCC)[13] 3

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[14] Silver 200,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Twista: Kamikaze Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Twista – Sunshine". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Twista – Sunshine" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  4. ^ "Lescharts.com – Twista – Sunshine" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Twista – Sunshine" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  6. ^ "Jahres-Charts 2004 – Deutsche Black Charts". trendcharts.de (in German). Media Control AG. Archived from the original on February 16, 2007. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  7. ^ "Chart Track: Week 37, 2004". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Twista – Sunshine" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  9. ^ "Charts.nz – Twista – Sunshine". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  10. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Twista – Sunshine". Singles Top 100. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  12. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  13. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  14. ^ "British single certifications – Twista – Sunshine". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved June 26, 2020.

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