The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine [Anymore] (Walker Brothers)

17 MARCH 1966


The Walker Brothers’ classic ‘The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)’ reached #1 in the UK charts and stayed there for four weeks. It also reached #13 on the US Billboard chart, their biggest hit in their native country (the Walker Brothers were always more popular in the UK).

This had originally been released by Frankie Valli (of the Four Seasons) in 1965 but for some reason that wasn't a big hit.

The video clip above, from 'Ready Steady Go' features a re-recorded vocal performance over a backing track. Once again drummer Gary Walker and his tiny drum kit are once again left alone to look a bit redundant on the side of the stage.

B-side: 'After the Lights Go Out'
Recorded: 9 January 1966, Philips Studios, Stanhope Place, London
Released: 15 February 1966
Highest chart position: #1 (UK), #13 (US)
Length: 3:02
Label: Philips BF 1473, Smash Records (U.S.)
Writers: Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio
Producers: Johnny Franz, Ivor Raymonde


'Loneliness is the cloak you wear
A deep shade of blue is always there
The sun ain't gonna shine anymore
The moon ain't gonna rise in the sky
The tears are always clouding your eyes
When you're without love, baby

Emptiness is the place you're in
Nothin' to lose but no more to win
The sun ain't gonna shine anymore
The moon ain't gonna rise in the sky
The tears are always clouding your eyes 
When you're without love

Lonely, without you, baby
Girl, I need you
I can't go on

The sun ain't gonna shine anymore
(The sun ain't gonna shine anymore)
The moon ain't gonna rise in the sky
(The moon ain't gonna rise in the sky)
The tears are always clouding your eyes 
(The tears are always clouding your eyes)
(Sun ain't gonna shine anymore)
When you're without love, baby

The sun ain't gonna shine anymore
The sun ain't gonna shine anymore
The sun ain't gonna shine anymore
The sun ain't gonna shine anymore'

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