Top Tune of the Week

Week of June 22, 2011

Musiq Soulchild - Just Friends (Sunny)

Musiq Soulchild has often cited such icons as Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Sly & the Family Stone and Ray Charles as his musical mentors, so it was no surprise when he used Bobby Hebb’s iconic “Sunny” as the backbone of one of his biggest tracks: “Just Friends (Sunny).”

Musiq Soulchild (aka Taalib Johnson) scored huge with this track in 2000… “Just Friends (Sunny)” made Top 10 on the R&B Billboard singles chart, as well as making Top 40 of the mag’s Pop single rankings. In his career, he has had two platinum albums, four gold albums and seven hit singles, as well as amassing an impressive 11 Grammy nominations.

In addition to some great syncs appearing around the time of release, “Just Friends (Sunny)” was covered by none other than Prince on his 2002 release “One Nite Alone: Live.”

Check out the video for “Just Friends (Sunny) HERE
Lyrics are HERE

Contact & Licensing info:

Master (Island Def Jam) controlled by Universal Music Group
Written by: Bobby Hebb, Taalib Johnson, Carvin Haggans
Published by: Portable Music Co. (BMI), administered by BMG Rights Management / contact:


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