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Katrina and the Waves: Walking on Sunshine Meaning

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    Aug 25th 2011 report

    Everything is going your way.


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    Nov 17th 2015 report

    Saddest song ever? You mean the saddest story ever according to your account. But since no part of that story relates to anything written in the song, then the song is what it says it is. Music and words are clearly extremely positive and full of energy of that feeling of love and triumph - I'm sure others can add to that...

  3. anonymous
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    Apr 16th report

    It's about her friend named "Sunshine Adams" who overdosed on drugs, and she said she was "waiting for you to come around" which she can't come around.

  4. anonymous
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    Mar 14th report

    I read one of the comments and I don’t know what to say. I heard it’s about a band members who dies of over dose. Then his friends hid him in their house. Katrina then moved into the house and found him. It’s believed they dated. This is very shocking.

  5. anonymous
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    Jun 24th 2020 report

    Even if taken literally, it's a very sad song. The singer is constantly waiting for her love to come around. She goes to the mailbox and keeps saying "I can't wait to hear you're coming around" but apparently all she does is wait for the love which never comes. She's sure he loves her but nowhere in the song she acknowledges him saying that or showing it, or coming by. It's all in her head, a delusion of being loved without any evidence to the contrary. She has to assure herself over and over: "I feel a love that's really real". But no action on the part of her "lover" to show for it. It's manic more than real. Now knowing the history of the song and that her love was dead and she was literally "waking on him" makes it that much more horribly sad.

  6. anonymous
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    May 21st 2020 report

    Your interpretation was too short. Let's use at least 100 characters. Write in complete sentences. Take your time and write something people want to read.

  7. anonymous
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    Feb 18th 2019 report

    The music video opens with a Docklands alley, the Waves huddling whilst Katrina dances about above them. The video proceeds to depict the band performing live at a United Kingdom concert. Katrina herself is either with or not with them, but either dancing in a disused Docklands warehouse, or walking through Hyde Park on a cloudy day, past a churchyard, Tower Bridge, and the south bank of the Thames. She catches up with the others and feeds ducks (one of them eats the leftovers, referring to the Waves). The four all repair to a backstage dressing room and prepare for a concert.

  8. anonymous
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    Feb 5th 2019 report

    That someone was on drugs and they were very happy about it or something like that.

  9. anonymous
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    Sep 14th 2017 report

    I believe she suffered depression also besides using drugs.

  10. anonymous
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    Feb 10th 2016 report

    Drugs, lots of drugs.

  11. red
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    May 15th 2012 report

    Walking on Sunshine is one of the most depressing songs ever written..

    Heavily addicted to heroin, crack cocaine and other narcotics Katrina wrote this song in bouts of depression while waiting for her next fix from her dealer.

    "Sunshine" is both a reference to the drugs she used and to an unfortunate incident involving the discovery of one of the band's close friends Sunshine Adams who died of a drug overdose.

    At the time of his death he was in the company of other people heavily under the influence. In a panic they decided to hide Sunshine's body beneath the floorboards of their home.

    Katrina moved into the house only days after the death of Sunshine, into Sunshine's now empty room - the other housemate's claiming that Sunshine had left. Katrina herself discovered the body days later after noticing the smell. No members of the band were implicated in any criminal proceedings.

    Katrina is now unfortunately in psychiatric care. Unfortunately the phrase "walking on sunshine" is much more literal than people realise. It is believed that Sunshine and Katrina had been in a relationship at some point and that artifacts in Sunshine's room revealed there were still feelings for Katrina.

  12. anonymous
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    Nov 2nd 2011 report

    That she wasn't sure if her boyfriend loved and now she does and she's very happy

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