Sun Glasses (song)

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"Sun Glasses"
Single by Skeeter Davis
from the album Singin' In The Summer Sun
B-side "He Loved Me Too Little"
Released 1965
Format Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
Genre Country
Length 2:38
Label RCA Victor
Songwriter(s) John D. Loudermilk
Producer(s) Chet Atkins
Skeeter Davis singles chronology
"I Can't Help It"
(1965)
"Sun Glasses"
(1965)
"I Can't See Me Without You"
(1965)
"I Can't Help It"
(1965)
"Sun Glasses"
(1965)
"I Can't See Me Without You"
(1965)
"Sunglasses"
Single by Tracey Ullman
from the album You Caught Me Out
B-side "Candy"
Released 1984
Format Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
Genre Pop
Label Stiff
Songwriter(s) John D. Loudermilk
Producer(s) Peter Collins
Tracey Ullman singles chronology
"My Guy's Mad at Me"
(1984)
"Sunglasses"
(1984)
"Helpless"
(1984)
"My Guy's Mad at Me"
(1984)
"Sunglasses"
(1984)
"Helpless"
(1984)

"Sun Glasses" is a song originally released by Skeeter Davis in 1965, which was written by John D. Loudermilk.[1] In 1984, Tracey Ullman released a version of the song titled "Sunglasses", which became an international hit.

Skeeter Davis's version of the song reached No. 30 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart,[2] while reaching No. 120 on Billboard's Bubbling Under the Hot 100 chart.[3]

In 1966, Davis was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Vocal Performance - Female for her rendition of "Sun Glasses".[4]

In 1967, Sandy Posey released a cover of the song on the album Sandy Posey Featuring "I Take It Back".[5]

In 1984, Tracey Ullman released a version of the song titled "Sunglasses".[6] Ullman's version spent 9 weeks on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at No. 18,[7] while reaching No. 6 on Austria's Die Großen 10 chart,[8] No. 13 on Sweden's Topplistan,[9] and No. 18 on the Irish Singles Chart.[10]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
Austria (Die Großen 10) 6
Flanders[11] 25
Germany[6] 52
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 4
Netherlands (Nationale Hitparade)[12] 29
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[13] 32
Sweden (Topplistan) 13
UK Singles Chart 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Country Spotlights", Billboard, July 31, 1965. p. 14. Accessed July 23, 2016.
  2. ^ "Hot Country Singles", Billboard, October 16, 1965. p. 56. Accessed July 23, 2016.
  3. ^ "Bubbling Under the Hot 100", Billboard, September 18, 1965. p. 14. Accessed July 23, 2016.
  4. ^ 2013 Induction Class - Skeeter Davis, Kentucky Music Hall of Fame. Accessed July 23, 2016.
  5. ^ "I Take It Back - Sandy Posey". AllMusic. Retrieved April 22, 2018. 
  6. ^ a b Tracey Ullman - Sunglasses, norwegiancharts.com. Accessed July 23, 2016.
  7. ^ Tracey Ullman - Full Official Chart History, Official Charts Company. Accessed July 22, 2016.
  8. ^ Tracey Ullman - Sunglasses, austriancharts.at. Accessed July 23, 2016.
  9. ^ Tracey Ullman - Sunglasses, swedishcharts.com. Accessed July 23, 2016.
  10. ^ a b "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Tracey Ullman". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  11. ^ Tracey Ullman - Sunglasses, Ultratop. Accessed July 23, 2016.
  12. ^ Tracey Ullman - Sunglasses, Dutch Charts. Accessed July 23, 2016.
  13. ^ Tracey Ullman - Sunglasses, Media Markt Top 40. Accessed July 23, 2016.