Sunshine (Aerosmith song)

Single by Aerosmith
from the album Just Push Play
GenreHard rock
Songwriter(s)Steven Tyler
Joe Perry
Marti Frederiksen
Producer(s)Steven Tyler
Joe Perry
Marti Frederiksen
Mark Hudson
Aerosmith singles chronology
"Fly Away from Here"
"Just Push Play"

"Sunshine" is a song by American hard rock band Aerosmith. It was written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Marti Frederiksen. It was released in mid-2001 as a promotional single from the band's album Just Push Play.

Aerosmith had to cancel a gig in Irvine, California in order to complete the filming of the music video for this song.

The song's lyrics have an Alice in Wonderland feel with such as lyrics "I followed Alice into wonderland", "Took to the hatter like a walk in the park", "I ate the mushroom and I dance with the queen", "I chased that rabbit up her Bodhi Tree" and "That caterpillar's tryin to cop a plea". Also the lyrics "She's finer than a painted rose" possibly referring to Disney's cartoon Alice in Wonderland when the Queen's men try to paint the white roses red.

The cover art was drawn by cartoonist Larry Welz.

"Sunshine" is also a street name for LSD. However, the lyrics "Sunshine, the kind that everybody knows", may suggest that the song does not refer to LSD.

Music video[edit]

The music video directed by Samuel Bayer, features several characters from the book, and Tyler portrays the Mad Hatter.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sunshine (Radio Remix)" - 3:26