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“Walking on Sunshine” celebrates 25th birthday

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    During the course of an 18-year career, Katrina and the Waves released 77 songs. Most people, however, only remember one: “Walking on Sunshine.”

    The indelible pop hit is getting the red carpet treatment for its 25th birthday. Last Monday, NPR devoted a segment on All Things Considered to it, which you can listen to at NPR.org. Katrina and the Waves released a made-to-look-old music video for a new remix (watch it below). The Soweto Gospel Choir brought some South African rhythms to the tune. Glee gave the song the Broadway-camp treatment in a mashup with Beyoncé’s “Halo.” Pretty good for a song that only hit #9 on the U.S. charts (#8 in the U.K.)

    Perhaps most impressively, Brooklyn Vegan is curating Sunsalute, a Katrina and the Waves covers EP. Yes, it includes songs other than you-know-what. Vermont folk singer Sam Amidon kicked things off with the big hit, then alt-country quintet Deer Tick followed up with “Sun Street”, a lesser-known 1986 single. tUnE-YarDs also lent its talents for a cover of “I Really Taught Me To Watusi”. Two more songs are promised, so we suggest you keep an eye here.

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    Check out the new video below. And don’t it feel good!

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