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Happy

Love Theme from "Lady Sings The Blues"
(Michel Legrand / William Smokey Robinson)
Produced by Hal Davis.
Arranged by Gene Page.
Executive Producer : Berry Gordy.
Jobete Music Co. Inc. (ASCAP) / Belwin Mills Publishing Corp.

Versions

Music and Me Album Version (from "Music and Me") 3:19

Single details

UK single released in July 1983.
French single released in 1981.
#52 UK

 

Ecrit par le français Michel Legrand et Smokey Robinson (quel mélange!), la version de Michael n'apparaissait pas dans le film "Lady Sings The Blues", où Diana Ross tenait le premier rôle de la chanteuse de Blues Billie Hollyday. La popularité de Michael, en 1983, lui garantissait presque automatiquement une place dans les charts, et c'est ainsi, que près de 10 ans après son enregistrement, le titre se retrouva #52 du classement en Angleterre, sorti à l'occasion de la promotion de la compilation "18 Greatest Hits".

 

Collection


Happy
7" single, 1983
TMG 986
UK
not common


Happy
7" Picture Disc, 1983
TMGP 986
UK
rare


Happy
7" single, 1983
VG 108 101815
France
not common


Happy / Ben / One Day In Your Life / Got To Be There
7" EP, 1975
Brazil
not common

 


Lyrics / Paroles

 

Michael
Sadness had been close as my next of kin
Then happy came one day, chased my blues away
My life began when happy smiled
Sweet, like candy to a child
Stay here and love me just a while
Let sadness see what happy does
Let happy be where sadness was

Happy, that’s you
You made my life brand new
Lost as a little lam was I till you came in
My life began when happy smiled
Sweet, like candy to a child
Stay here and love me just a while
Let sadness see what happy does
Let happy be where sadness was
(till now)

Where have I been?
What lifetime was I in?
Suspended between time and space
Lonely until happy came smiling up at me
Sadness had no choice but to flee
I said a prayer so silently
Let sadness see what happy does
Let happy be where sadness was till now

© 1973 Jobete Music Co.