RICKI-LEE : Sunshine
Ricki-Lee’s second single ‘Sunshine’ will always hold a special place in our hearts ’cause it was the first track we’d ever heard former Idol contestant sing live in the flesh (just prior to the single’s release back in 2005). Its sweet summer sound and good groove filled the air – and it was magical. We were taken by the breathtaking power of her voice and the blissful control she had over it. The track itself was a stunner – co-penned by Idol’s Kara DioGuardi and combining a feel-good vibe courtesy of its sample of The Honey Cone’s ’70s classic ‘Want Ads’ (hear it HERE) with lashes of slick production. It was simple and uncomplicated. Even Ricki-Lee’s face in the official video seemed to suggest she meant every word she sang. ‘Sunshine’ also provided Ricki-Lee with her second top ten hit. (And don’t even get us started on THIS).