Happy (Surface song)

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Single by Surface
from the album Surface
Released 1987
Recorded 1986
Genre R&B, new jack swing
Length 3:57
Writer(s) Bernard Jackson, David Conley, David Townsend
Producer(s) Bernard Jackson
Certification Gold
Surface singles chronology
"Let's Try Again"

"Happy" is a 1987 song recorded by the band Surface from their self-titled album. It was a hit single, reaching number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 16 on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart.[1] "Happy" was also featured on Surface's album Perfect 10 and was produced by Bernard Jackson, David "Pic" Conley and David Townsend.

Cover versions[edit]

  • 1984: Hi-Tension originally released the song as "You Make Me Happy". (Surface covered the Hi Tension Song in 1987 and not the other way around)
  • 1995: Pauline Henry did a cover version of "Happy".
  • 1995: MN8 covered this song and reached #8 on the UK singles chart and #11 in New Zealand, and #1 in France.
  • 1998: German pop band Squeezer covered "Happy" on their 1998 released second studio album "Streetlife".
  • 2000: R. Kelly sampled the song in his song retitled "Only the Loot Can Make Me Happy".


Chart Peak
US Hot 100 20
US R&B 2
US Dance 16
UK Singles Chart 56

Extended version vinyl[edit]

  1. Happy
  2. Let's Try Again


This song has been sampled several times.


  1. ^ "Surface: Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 

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