The single was No 1 in Canada, and at its peak was reportedly selling 16 thousand copies worldwide per week.
The song is held together with a simple, sugary-sweet chorus, but its raspy, rambling and drug-addled verses have more in common with hip-hop or metal than mainstream pop. Sharon's part, in particular, is bamboozling. Here are the lyrics:. Click here for track. Len's single straddled the gap between bro-rock and chart pop perfectly, but despite being released in 22 July, Steal My Sunshine was a sleeper hit and didn't enter the charts until the very un-summery week of 18 December.
The track dropped to No 16 the following week, but it stuck around the top 20 for a further 13 weeks — creeping back up the charts, first to 15, then 12 and back into No 9 for two weeks. It was really amazing, but fame freaks you out.
When people used to come up to me in the street, I thought they were trying to fight me! But they just wanted to tell me how much they loved my song. I love the fact the money was great and there were a lot of girls, but to sit there afterwards and think — 'What next? How do you top that shit?
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I don't want to top it! We had a lot of fun, but it was like baking a cake and suddenly the whole world loving you for it. The band spiked in popularity quickly, but knew they would plummet at some stage — after Steal My Sunshine. In early , their label Work folded and transferred to parent label EMI, but Len were dropped from the label shortly after owing to a lack of commercial singles.
Marc has since worked at EMI publishing and is now a producer. Sharon currently lives in the UK. It makes me smile. It takes me back to that time. I know how I felt.
When people play it I dance to it. Two weeks ago I ended up at a bar and it was karaoke night and Steal My Sunshine was in the book, so I said let's do it! Carlton told VH1 in , "I just sit down and write my songs It just kind of happened and it will never happen again like that.
In , New Zealand winery Brancott Estate used the song's instrumental background for a wine advert. In , Smart Communications used the song in their TV commercial featuring Catriona Gray before she was globally famous.
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