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The bro-pop-disco-hip-hop hybrid is getting a rerelease for its 15th anniversary. We look at the track and talk to Len's founding member Marc Costanzo. Canadian brother-sister duo Marc and Sharon Costanzo. They released Steal My Sunshine on 22 July, I ended up sampling it that morning and looped it, it sounded great.
Somewhere in the next couple of days I recorded it, I know Deryck Whibley from Sum 41 was there in the room when I put down the lyrics. It's just a song about what happened that night of the party. Often drunk while filming the video, the band weren't allowed to ride proper motorbikes for many of the scenes, so were given scooters instead. Reading on mobile? The punchline being, of course, that Canada is far too benign a country to ever stir such warlike sentiments. Then, inCanada gave us Len. Eh, what's that aboot? The single was No 1 in Canada, and at its peak was reportedly selling 16 thousand copies worldwide per week.
The song is held together with a simple, sugary-sweet chorus, but its raspy, rambling and drug-addled verses have more in common with hip-hop or metal than mainstream pop. Sharon's part, in particular, is bamboozling. Here are the lyrics:. for track.
Len's single straddled the gap between bro-rock and chart pop perfectly, but despite being released in 22 July, Steal My Sunshine was a sleeper hit and didn't enter the charts until the very un-summery week of 18 December. The track dropped to No 16 the following week, but it stuck around the top 20 for a further 13 weeks — creeping back up the charts, first to 15, then 12 and back into No 9 for two weeks.
It was really amazing, but fame freaks you out. When people used to come up to me in the street, I thought they were trying to fight me!
But they just wanted to tell me how much they loved my song. I love the fact the money was great and there were a lot of girls, but to sit there afterwards and think — 'What next? How do you top that shit? I don't want to top it! We had a lot of fun, but it was like baking a cake and suddenly the whole world loving you for it. The band spiked in popularity quickly, but knew they would plummet at some stage — after Steal My Sunshine. In earlytheir label Work folded and transferred to parent label EMI, but Len were dropped from the label shortly after owing to a lack of commercial singles.
Marc has since worked at EMI publishing and is now a producer. Sharon currently lives in the UK. It makes me smile. It takes me back to that time. I know how I felt. When people play it I dance to it. Two weeks ago I ended up at a bar and it was karaoke night and Steal My Sunshine was in the book, so I said let's do it!
I'm going to London soon and if anyone wants to call me up I'll fucking show up at their house and I'll sing this song. Music blog Pop and rock. Debunking the one-hit wonder: Len's Steal My Sunshine. Harriet Gibsone. Thu 15 May Who are Len? I was frying on the bench slide in the park across the street l-a-t-e-r that week My sticky paws were in to making straws out of big fat slurpy treats An incredible eight foot heap Now the funny glare to pay a gleaming tare in a staring under heat Involved an under usual feat And I'm not only among but I invite who I want to come So I missed a million miles of fun.
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