Pocketful of Sunshine

Natasha Bedingfield

About Pocketful of Sunshine

"Pocketful of Sunshine" is a song recorded by English singer-songwriter Natasha Bedingfield. It was released on 15 January 2008 as the second single from her second North American studio album of the same title (2008). Bedingfield co-wrote the song together with American songwriter Danielle Brisebois and American musician and songwriter John Shanks; Shanks also produced the track as well as performing on most of the instruments present. Epic Records serviced the song to contemporary hit radios in the United States on 11 February 2008. It was not released in Europe until April 2011, when it was released as the lead single from her third European studio album Strip Me Away (2011). Bedingfield noted "Pocketful of Sunshine" as her favourite, stating that it centers on escaping from one's troubles. It adapts dance-pop and adult contemporary styles, differing from her previous recordings. Lyrically, the song discusses escapism and finding a peaceful place in difficult situations. The message is amplified by the melancholic tone of the lyrics mixing with the exuberance displayed in Bedingfield's voice. "Pocketful of Sunshine" was well received by contemporary music critics; the majority of them named it as one of the album's highlights. Several critics also praised it as a bright and lively summer tune. 


Year:
2008
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I got a pocket, got a pocketful of sunshine.
I got a love, and I know that it's all mine.
Oh, oh whoa

Do what you want, but you're never gonna break me.
Sticks and stones are never gonna shake me.
No, oh whoa

Take me away (take me away)
A secret place (a secret place)
A sweet escape (a sweet escape)
Take me away (take me away)

Take me away (take me away)
To better days (to better days)
Take me away (take me away)
A hiding place (a hiding place)

I got a pocket, got a pocketful of sunshine.
I got a love, and I know that it's all mine.
Oh, oh whoa

Do what you want, but you're never gonna break me.
Sticks and stones are never gonna shake me.
No, oh whoa

I got a pocket, got a pocketful of sunshine.
I got a love, and I know that it's all mine.
Oh, oh whoa

Wish that you could, but you ain't gonna own me.
Do anything you can to control me.
Oh, oh no

Take me away (take me away)
A secret place (a secret place)
A sweet escape (a sweet escape)
Take me away (take me away)

Take me away (take me away)
To better days (to better days)
Take me away (take me away)
A hiding place (a hiding place)

There's a place that I go,
That nobody knows.
Where the rivers flow,
And I call it home.

And there's no more lies.
In the darkness, there's light.
And nobody cries.
There's only butterflies.

Take me away (take me away)
A secret place (a secret place)
A sweet escape (a sweet escape)
Take me away (take me away)

Take me away (take me away)
To better days (to better days)
Take me away (take me away)
A hiding place (a hiding place)

Take me away (take me away)
A secret place (a secret place)
A sweet escape (a sweet escape)
Take me away (take me away)

Take me away (take me away)
To better days (to better days)
Take me away (take me away)
A hiding place (a hiding place)

Take me away (take me away)
A secret place (a secret place)
A sweet escape (a sweet escape)
Take me away (take me away)

Take me away (take me away)
To better days (to better days)
Take me away (take me away)
A hiding place (a hiding place)

The sun is on my side.
Take me for a ride.
I smile up to the sky.
I know I'll be all right.

The sun is on my side.
Take me for a ride.
I smile up to the sky.
I know I'll be all right.

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Natasha Bedingfield

Natasha Anne Bedingfield (born 26 November 1981) is a British pop singer and songwriter. Bedingfield debuted in the 1990s as a member of the Christian dance/electronic group The DNA Algorithm with her siblings Daniel Bedingfield and Nikola Rachelle. Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Bedingfield recorded rock and gospel songs for the Hillsong London Church, while Daniel went on to enjoy success with hits "Gotta Get Thru This" and "If You're Not the One". more »

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Written by: DANIELLE BRISEBOIS, JOHN SHANKS, NATASHA BEDINGFIELD

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15 facts about this song

Artist Background
"Pocketful of Sunshine" was sung by British singer Natasha Bedingfield.
Album Information
The song is a part of Natasha Bedingfield's second studio album also named "Pocketful of Sunshine".
Release Date
"Pocketful of Sunshine" was released as a single in the U.S. in January 2008.
Chart Performance
The song reached 5th position in the Billboard Hot 100 list, making it one of Natasha's biggest hits in the USA.
Song Theme
"Pocketful of Sunshine" is an uplifting song about finding joy and escape even in dark situations.
Music Video
The music video for "Pocketful of Sunshine" depicts Bedingfield escaping from a stressful scenario and dancing on rooftop with others.
Movie Appearance
The song became even more popular after its feature in the hit film "Easy A", where the character played by Emma Stone humorously enjoys the song.
Sales Achievement
It had sold over 3 million downloads in the USA by 2011, earning a triple platinum certification from RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
Songwriting Credits
Natasha Bedingfield, Danielle Brisebois, and John Shanks received songwriting credits for "Pocketful of Sunshine".
Awards
The song was nominated for 'Best Female Video' at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.
Remixes
"Pocketful of Sunshine" has been remixed by several DJs and artists, including StoneBridge and Johnny Vicious.
Live Performances
Bedingfield has performed "Pocketful of Sunshine" on many TV programs including The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Good Morning America.
Song Duration
The album version of "Pocketful of Sunshine" is approximately 3 minutes and 23 seconds long.
Other Uses
The song was also used in various advertising campaigns, reflecting its upbeat and optimistic mood.
Role in Music Career
"Pocketful of Sunshine", along with her previous singles like "Unwritten", played a key role in establishing Natasha Bedingfield's career in pop music.

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