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Single by
from the album '
Released15 January 2008 (2008-01-15)
Format
Recorded2006
Studio
GenrePop
Length3:23
LabelEpic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)John Shanks
Natasha Bedingfield singles chronology
"Love Like This"
(2007)
"'"
(2008)
"Bruised Water"
(2008)
"Pocketful of Sunshine" at YouTube

"Pocketful of Sunshine" is a single by Natasha Bedingfield from her United States record of the same name. The song was a top five hit in the United States. This was Bedingfield's second top five hit in the United States of America. It was released in 2008.

Composition

"Pocketful of Sunshine" is a pop song. It uses styles of dance-pop. It runs for three minutes and twenty three seconds.[1] The song is built on an electro beat.[2]

Reception

"Pocketful of Sunshine" received generally positive reviews from music critics. Julie Farmer of Blogcritics said it as one of the album's standout songs.[2]

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (2008–12) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 75)[3] 28
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[4] 20
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 3
Illegal chart entered Billboardcanadaac 3
Illegal chart entered Billboardcanadachrtop40 11
Illegal chart entered Billboardcanadahotac 1
Czech Republic (IFPI)[6] 41
Germany (Media Control AG)[7] 24
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)[8] 88
Switzerland (Media Control AG)[9] 43
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 5
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[11] 3
US Adult Pop Songs (Billboard)[12] 3
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[13] 1
Illegal chart entered Billboarddanceairplay 1
US Pop Songs (Billboard)[14] 4
US Pop 100 (Billboard)[15] 5

Year-end charts

Chart (2008) Position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[16] 12
US Billboard Hot 100[17] 18
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[18] 14
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[19] 13
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[20] 38
US Dance/Mix Show Airplay (Billboard)[21] 13
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[22] 17
Chart (2009) Position
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[23] 10

Certifications

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[24] Platinum 40,000^
United States (RIAA)[25] 2× Platinum 2,000,000*
Ringtone
United States (RIAA)[25] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References

  1. "Natasha Bedingfield - Pocketful of Sunshine Sheet Music (Digital Download)". Musicnotes.com. http://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mtdFPE.asp?ppn=MN0065173&. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Farmer, Julie. "Music Review: Natasha Bedingfield - Pocketful Of Sunshine". Blogcritics. http://blogcritics.org/music/article/music-review-natasha-bedingfield-pocketful-of/. 
  3. "Natasha Bedingfield – Pocketful of Sunshine Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Hung Medien.
  4. "Ultratop.be – Natasha Bedingfield – Pocketful of Sunshine" (in Dutch). Ultratip. ULTRATOP & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch.
  5. "Illegal name entered Natasha Bedingfield/Natasha+Bedingfield/chart?f=793 Natasha Bedingfield Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Natasha Bedingfield. Prometheus Global Media.
  6. "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200835 into search.
  7. "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche - musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  8. "Dutchcharts.nl – Natasha Bedingfield – Pocketful of Sunshine" (in Dutch). Mega Single Top 100. Hung Medien / hitparade.ch.
  9. "Natasha Bedingfield – Pocketful of Sunshine swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Hung Medien.
  10. "Illegal name entered Natasha Bedingfield/Natasha+Bedingfield/chart?f=379 Natasha Bedingfield Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Natasha Bedingfield. Prometheus Global Media.
  11. "Illegal name entered Natasha Bedingfield/Natasha+Bedingfield/chart?f=341 Natasha Bedingfield Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary Songs for Natasha Bedingfield. Prometheus Global Media.
  12. "Illegal name entered Natasha Bedingfield/Natasha+Bedingfield/chart?f=343 Natasha Bedingfield Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Natasha Bedingfield. Prometheus Global Media.
  13. "Illegal name entered Natasha Bedingfield/Natasha+Bedingfield/chart?f=359 Natasha Bedingfield Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play for Natasha Bedingfield. Prometheus Global Media.
  14. "Illegal name entered Natasha Bedingfield/Natasha+Bedingfield/chart?f=381 Natasha Bedingfield Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Natasha Bedingfield. Prometheus Global Media.
  15. Loftus, Johnny. "Natasha Bedingfield – Awards – AllMusic". AllMusic. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/natasha-bedingfield-mn0000558954/awards. 
  16. "Canadian Hot 100 – Year-End 2008". Billboard. http://www.billboard.com/charts/year-end/2008/canadian-hot-100. 
  17. "Hot 100 Songs 11 through 20 - Billboard Year In Music 2008". http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/yearend/2008/charts/hot-100-2.shtml. 
  18. "Adult Contemporary Songs – Year-End 2008". Billboard. https://www.billboard.com/charts/year-end/2008/adult-contemporary-songs. 
  19. "Adult Pop Songs – Year-End 2008". Billboard. https://www.billboard.com/charts/year-end/2008/adult-pop-songs. 
  20. "Dance Club Songs – Year-End 2008". Billboard. https://www.billboard.com/charts/year-end/2008/dance-club-songs. 
  21. "Dance/Mix Show Songs – Year-End 2008". Billboard. https://www.billboard.com/charts/year-end/2008/dance-mix-show-airplay-songs. 
  22. "Pop Songs – Year-End 2008". Billboard. https://www.billboard.com/charts/year-end/2008/pop-songs. 
  23. "Adult Contemporary Songs – Year-End 2009". Billboard. https://www.billboard.com/charts/year-end/2009/adult-contemporary-songs. 
  24. "Canadian single certifications – Natasha Bedingfield – Pocketful of Sunshine". Music Canada. http://www.musiccanada.com/GPSearchResult.aspx?st=Pocketful+of+Sunshine&sa=Natasha+Bedingfield&smt=0. 
  25. 25.0 25.1 "American single certifications – Natasha Bedingfield – Pocketful of Sunshine". Recording Industry Association of America. http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?artist=%22Pocketful+of+Sunshine%22.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH