“Pocketful of Sunshine” by Natasha Bedingfield has filled the hearts of listeners around the world since its release in 2007. With its uplifting lyrics and infectious melody, this pop gem continues to be a go-to song for those moments when you need a burst of positivity.
@koolfmbarrie I've got a pocket, got a "Pocketful of Sunshine" #songsofsummer ♬ Pocketful of Sunshine – Natasha Bedingfield
A Melody That Stays With You
“Pocketful of Sunshine” is a song that radiates positivity. Natasha Bedingfield’s warm and melodic voice is a perfect match for the song’s message of hope and resilience. The lyrics invite you to embrace the brighter side of life, reminding us that even on our toughest days, we can find a “pocket full of sunshine” to light our way.
“Pocketful Of Sunshine” was written by Bedingfield and Danielle Brisebois. This was their second collaboration having, also worked together on “Unwritten.” Upon release, it debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 and became the second-highest debut by a UK artist, with Joss Stone’s Introducing Joss Stone taking #1.
The music video for “Pocketful of Sunshine” adds an extra layer of charm to the song, showing people escaping from the stress of everyday life in fantastical and unexpected ways.
A Soundtrack For Pop Culture Classics
“Pocketful Of Sunshine” has appeared in many different TV shows, games, and movies including:
- The Hills
- Degrassi: The Next Generation
- Sims 2 Freetime (recorded in the Simlish language)
- The Ugly Truth
It was also a running joke in the Movie Easy A.
If you haven’t seen the movie, Emma Stone’s character ends up dismissing the song, saying it’s “the worst song ever” when she hears it in a greeting card from her nana. Over the next few days, she can’t stop listening to it and ends up loving it.
In an interview with Billboard, Bedingfield’s manager shared, “They sent me the part of the script where the star of the film says the song is awful, so we turned it down. But then they sent me the rest of the script, where the character can’t get the song out of her head and winds up loving it. I approved it, and we’ve seen a nice sales boost for the track.”
“Pocketful of Sunshine” by Natasha Bedingfield is a musical reminder that there’s always a ray of hope, even on the cloudiest days. Its uplifting melody, empowering lyrics, and timeless appeal make it a song worth keeping in your summer playlist. So, the next time you need a musical boost of optimism, give this track a listen and let it fill your heart with a pocket full of sunshine.