The Walker Brothers – The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore (1966)

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“The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine (Anymore)” is a song written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio. It was originally released as a single by Frankie Valli in 1965 on the Smash label, but was more successful when recorded by The Walker Brothers in 1966. Cher and Keane have also recorded the song. In 1966, The Walker Brothers released their remake as a single. Retitled “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore”, this version met with much greater success than Valli’s. It topped the UK Singles Chart and also became their highest rating song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the U.S., where it peaked at #13. The single also hit the top 10 in the Netherlands. In 2010, the Walker Brothers version was used in the promotional trailer for the AMC television series The Walking Dead. In 2012, the Walker Brothers version played a prominent role in the film Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.



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