Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows

“Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows”  is a popular song sung by Lesley Gore.  It was originally released on Gore’s 1963 album Lesley Gore Sings of Mixed-Up Hearts.  The song, composed by Marvin Hamlisch, was released as a single in conjunction with Gore’s rendition in the 1965 film, Ski Party.  It was arranged by Claus Ogerman and produced by Quincy Jones.  The tune peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100.  (More from Wikipedia)

One of Lesley Gore’s best songs is the proto-feminist anthem “You Don’t Own Me” from her second album, Lesley Gore Sings of Mixed-Up Hearts; her other two hits from that album, “She’s a Fool” and “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows” are also top-notch.  “California Nights” reached the Top 20 in 1967; the song was co-written by Marvin Hamlisch as was Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows


(January 2014)


Last edited: March 22, 2021