Sunshine Superman is a single by Donovan . It comes from his album Sunshine Superman . Both single and album were victims of a feud between the labels Epic Recordsand Pye Records . In the United States and the Netherlands, they appeared on Epic; in the UK six months later by Pye. The number that December is 1965/januari 1966 is included in the Abbey Road Studios made ​​Donovan in a psychedelic folk-like style hearing. That was probably due to music producer Mickie Most , who Donovan would know. three successful years Superman sunshine is written for then girlfriend and future wife Linda Lawrence Donovan (see also the next track on the album).

The text refers to the comic book character Superman , but also to Green Lantern . Among the musicians were two members of the (then) future Led Zeppelin : Jimmy Page(guitar) and John Paul Jones (bass guitar).


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Chart position edit ]Edit

The single was 13 weeks in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and won the first place in it. In England it took 2nd place in eleven weeks of listing. In the Netherlands three months was noted in the charts of Music Express . The single was in the Netherlands by Radio Veronica used as music for a commercial for Music Expres during October 1966, when the picture was on that list.

Dutch Top 40 edit ]Edit

Chart position: week 37 t / m 47 in 1966
Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Position: 32 14 6 6 5 6 10 13 21 25 38 from

Radio 2 Top 2000 edit ]Edit

Number (s) with markings 

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

'99 '00 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 '10 '11 '12 '13
Sunshine Superman - 1908 - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Covers Edit ]Edit

The song is about thirty covers known. Artists from all genres have their own song "kisser" given. Among those artists are Hüsker Dü and [[Alice Donut] (both punk bands , as well as Rickie Lee Jones and Gabor Szabo .

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