To celebrate the first week of Summer and a gorgeous day in DC (I’m writing this on Saturday) I wanted to do one of my favorite showtunes about sun and sunshine. It’s a Sunshine Day from the Brady Bunch movie and I think the TV show is a classic showtune about sunshine. Not only is it an amazing one that gets stuck in your head, but you literally want to go out and play in the sun. I don’t know if it’s the constant happy smiles on the Brady’s faces or the happy tune and lyrics, but It’s a Sunshine Day from the Brady Bunch is by far one of the best and most loved showtunes about sunshine.
I remember sitting in my room and putting puzzles together or reading books when I was little and listening to cast recordings or showtunes like this one. I hadn’t actually seen the Brady Bunch perform It’s a Sunshine Day until a long time after, but this song was always on my play list. I was the loser kid who was great at sports but hated playing them. I also never really got picked for the teams because I was scrawny and I didn’t have very good social skills. Instead of trying to fit in, I played with puzzles, solved mysteries in books and challenged my brain while listening to showtunes. This song in particular though always got me to start singing along and wanting to go out and do something. I used to always check the windows to see if they were opened when it would come on and always get a smile on my face. I don’t know why but even after not hearing it for a very long time, for some reason I still remember all of the words to it. It’s one of those songs that gets stuck in your head as a kid and that you can remember for the rest of your life. Anyways, when I was thinking of a theme for the week and decided on Broadway Songs about Sunshine, I figured why not start with It’s a Sunshine Day from the Brady Bunch.
It’s a happy song and is literally about the sunshine, it makes you want to go out and play in the sun and it makes you want to sing a long. Whether you liked or hated the Brady’s, you have to love this song. If you remember the first time you heard or saw them perform it, please feel free to share it in the comments section below.