” Sunchyme ” is by Dario G, the British dance music trio. The song was written by Paul Spencer, Scott Rosser, Stephen Spencer, Nick Laird-Clowes and Gilbert Gabriel.
The song was released as a single by the record label Warner in 1997 and taken as the lead single from their debut Album, Sunmachine.
” Sunchyme ” heavily samples The Dream Academy’s 1985 number seven Billboard Hot 100 hit single ” Life in a Northern Town “.
Unusually for musicians of this type, Dario G asked the original owners of the work if they could use the sample, the members of The Dream Academy agreed verbally.
Clearance for the use of the sample was granted as the record label Warner had both artists on their books.
Out of the three copies that they initially pressed, two were sent on to The Dream Academy, and the third sent to the British radio station KISS 102 located in Manchester England.
Once KISS 102 had given ” Sunchyme ” airplay, national UK broadcaster the BBC wanted it for their playlist; soon the song was being played on national radio in the United Kingdom.
The song became a commercial success for Dario G, in the United States the song entered the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs Chart and climbed to reach Number One, spending thirteen weeks on the chart.
Outside of the United States, the song found its way into the charts of Australia and New Zealand, in Australia, it reached number twenty-two and stayed on there for twenty weeks. In, New Zealand the song peaked at number four and stayed on the chart for twelve weeks.
Also ” Sunchyme ” was a hit across Europe making the Top Ten in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland and Switzerland.
In the United Kingdom, it entered the UK Singles Chart and climbed to number two; it spent seven weeks in the Top Ten and a total of eighteen weeks on the chart.
While ” Sunchyme ” is credited to Dario G as a trio, later they went their separate ways. Now original member Paul Spencer goes by the name Dario G as a solo artist.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 2
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 22, Austria (Austria Top 40) 4, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 5, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 15, Canada Dance (RPM) 3, Denmark (IFPI) 2, Europe (Eurochart Hot 100) 4, France (SNEP) 28, Germany (Official German Charts) 7, Ireland (IRMA) 3, Italy (FIMI) 16, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 8, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 4, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 2, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 41, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 2
Official Website: Dariog.tv
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/dariogofficial
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/DarioG
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