Oldies/The song "Sonny"


Kyokat wrote at 2006-06-23 18:47:26
Another one to look for is Boney M, or there is Georgie Fame. Georgie fame is more of that 60's style.

Answerman wrote at 2006-12-02 17:35:07
The disco version is by Boney M.

pearl wrote at 2006-12-09 22:40:45
Hi, I've also heard a version by Jose Feliciano which was incredible and one by boney m, it's a great song!

Euphonious Funk wrote at 2007-06-07 22:54:22
This is for Dave, no offense but your version of the lyrics are a little different than I recall:

The lyrics are:

sunny, yesterday my life was filled with rain.

sunny, you smiled at me and really eased the pain.

oh, the dark days are done and the bright days are here,

my sunny one shines so sincere.

oh, sunny one so true, I love you.

sunny, thank you for the sunshine bouquet.

sunny, thank you for the love you brought my way.

you gave to me your all and all,

now I feel ten feet tall.

oh, sunny one so true, I love you.

sunny, thank you for the truth you've let me see.

sunny, thank you for the facts from a to z.

my life was torn like a windblown sand,

then a rock was formed when we held hands.

sunny one so true, I love you.

sunny, thank you for that smile upon your face.

sunny, thank you for that gleam that flows with grace.

you're my spark of nature's fire,

you're my sweet complete desire.

sunny one so true, I love you.

Diego Dave wrote at 2008-08-05 00:17:23
I heard an interview with Bobby Hebb many years ago and he said it was a song about his love for Jesus Christ. If you listen to or read the words closely, you can see this fits perfectly. That is also why he called it Sonny, a song for "The Son of God" and not Sunny, although many have mistakenly changed the spelling, which in turn changed the meaning of the song.

Cassie wrote at 2008-09-10 20:54:35
The son, Sonny (not Sunny) was in honor of Jesus, the Son of God.  I read an article written when Bobby Hebb was interviewed.

Heather. wrote at 2008-11-25 01:30:21
Actually no. I recently did this song in my musical theater play with my friend, and it was actually written in the twenties. It was the hit song in the musical SUNNY. It is a love song from the character Jim to the character Sunny. Bobby Hebb did not write it, he only re-did the song from the play. Trust me i had to research the whole thing. =]


JP wrote at 2014-09-28 19:51:28
The Classics IV with Dennis Yost had a huge hit with this song in the mid to late 60's


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