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The Sound of Sunshine on Wikipedia
"The Sound of Sunshine"
Single by Michael Franti & Spearhead
from the album The Sound of Sunshine
ReleasedJune 1, 2010 (2010-06-01)
FormatCD single, digital download
RecordedDec. 2009 - May 2010
GenreIndie pop, reggae fusion
LabelCapitol, Boo Boo Wax
Writer(s)Michael Franti, Jason Bowman, Carl Young
Producer(s)Michael Franti, Sly & Robbie
Michael Franti & Spearhead singles chronology

"The Sound of Sunshine" is a title track and a single released by Michael Franti & Spearhead, from their album of the same name (2010). It was written by Franti, Jason Bowman and Carl Young and produced by Franti with additional production by Sly & Robbie. It was released as the album's second single on June 1, 2010 and was digitally released on June 8, 2010.[1]


  • 1 Music video
  • 2 Charts and certifications
    • 2.1 Peak positions
    • 2.2 Certifications
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Music video

The music video for "The Sound of Sunshine" was directed by Frank Borin and Michael Franti .[2] It was filmed in Venice, California in late August 2010[3] and released on September 21, 2010.[4]

In an interview with Spinner, Frantí said about the video, "We shot the video on Venice Beach in California because people from so many different walks of life come there to have a great time; to let go and let the sun shine in. These days there is much to worry about. The economy, climate change, war or just making it through a rough day. 'The Sound of Sunshine' is a song about the sun's ability to make any day better."[2]

An alternate official music video was created for the song featuring Jovanotti (with lyrics partly in Italian and partly in English).[5] The new version was filmed in the Lombardy's countryside around Pavia, Italy and released on June 28, 2011.[6]


  1. ^ (Posted: May 25, 2010) Michael Franti - "Shake It" + "The Sound of Sunshine" singles Retrieved 10-25-10.
  2. ^ a b (Posted: Aug. 31, 2010) Benjy Eisen, Michael Franti and Spearhead, 'The Sound of Sunshine' -- Video Premier AOL, Inc. Retrieved 10-25-2010.
  3. ^ (Posted: Aug. 31, 2010) MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD New "The Sound of Sunshine" - Music Video
  4. ^ The Sound of Sunshine - Michael Franti Retrieved 10-25-2010.
  5. ^ The Sound Of Sunshine - Micheal Franti ft. Lorenzo Jovanotti -- Alternate video (shot in Italy)
  6. ^ "Musica: Michael Franti featuring Jovanotti in radio con un nuovo singolo". (in Italian). June 23, 2011. 
  7. ^ German Airplay Chart Archived April 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., Retrieved on 2011-06-10
  8. ^ " – Michael Franti & Spearhead – The Sound of Sunshine". Top Digital Download.
  9. ^ "Chart Search Results - Japan Hot 100 Singles 2011-05-28". Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  10. ^ " – Michael Franti & Spearhead – The Sound of Sunshine". Swiss Singles Chart.
  11. ^ "Chart Search Results - Bubbling Under Hot 100 2010-10-09". Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "Michael Franti & Spearhead – Chart History: Adult Alternative Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b The Sound of Sunshine - Michael Franti Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 10-25-2010.
  14. ^ "Italian single certifications – Michael Franti & Spearhead – The Sound of Sunshine" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana.  Select Online in the field Sezione. Enter Michael Franti & Spearhead in the field Filtra. The certification will load automatically

External links

  • The Sound Of Sunshine at VEVO
  • The Sound Of Sunshine alternate (Italian & English) version at VEVO

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