I know that Katrina and The Waves did a cover. I believe that version is the most popular.
I see the following turn up here in Lyric Wiki:
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- The Insiderz
- Katrina & The Waves
- Dolly Parton
- Aly & AJ
- Ghoti Hook
- Nikki Webster
- Diego Torres
Katrina and the Waves being the original singers according to Wikipedia.
"Walking on Sunshine" is a song written by Kimberley Rew for Katrina and the Waves' eponymous second album. A rerecorded version was released on the band's 1985 self-titled album as the album's second single (see 1985 in music) and reached #4 in Australia and #9 in the United States, as well as #8 in the United Kingdom. It is the Waves' first U.S. top forty hit, and their biggest success in the UK until "Love Shine a Light" (1997).
2010 is the 25th anniversary of the release of "Walking On Sunshine" and a series of back-catalogue re-releases and a re-recorded version of the track are being released. A free download of one of the tracks from Kimberley Rew's solo album 'Bible Of Bop' was given away in March 2010 from the bands website
The song was covered by Jeffries Fan Club on their debut album Feelin' Sorry...For All the Hearts We've Broken in 1997. In 2007, pop group Girl Authority covered the song on Road Trip. The song was also recorded by Dolly Parton on her 1996 cover album Treasures.
Argentine singer-songwriter Diego Torres recorded a version of the song with lyrics in Spanish named Por la vereda del sol for his album Tratar de Estar Mejor (1994)
Aly AJ Cover
Matthew Gerrard produced a cover of "Walking on Sunshine" for American pop rock duo Aly & AJ's debut album, Into the Rush. The song was released as the album's fourth single on June 22, 2005 (see 2005 in music). It was also used to promote the film Herbie: Fully Loaded, and makes an appearance on the movie soundtrack. The single's video features Aly & AJ performing, and is intercut with clips from the film Herbie: Fully Loaded. The song was shortened down to one minute and fifty-five seconds (1:55), as it is used for the video.
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