Happy Landing

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Happy Landing"
Single by The Miracles
from the album The Fabulous Miracles
A-side "Happy Landing"
B-side "You've Really Got a Hold on Me"
Released November 9, 1962
Format 7" single
Recorded Hitsville USA (Studio A); October 16, 1962
Genre Rhythm and blues
Length 2:46
Label Tamla
T54073
Writer(s) Smokey Robinson, Ronald White
Producer(s) "Smokey".
The Miracles singles chronology
"I'll Try Something New "
(1962)
"Happy Landing/You've Really Got a Hold on Me"
(1962)
"A Love She Can Count On"
(1963)

Happy Landing was a 1962 R&B recording by Motown Records singing group The Miracles, issued on that label's Tamla Records subsidiary label (T54073). It was recorded in November of 1962, and appeared on their album The Fabulous Miracles. The group also recorded a live version of this song on their first live album, 1963's The Miracles Recorded Live on Stage.

Written by Miracles members Smokey Robinson and Ronnie White, Happy Landing was originally conceived as the "A" side of Tamla 54073, and was the first single issued from the album The Fabulous Miracles. This song was popular in many regions of the country, but was not charting nationally. American DJs, however, preferred the "B" side, You've Really Got a Hold on Me, which went on to become one of The Miracles' most successful songs, their second million-seller (after Shop Around), and a 1998 Grammy Hall of Fame inductee.

The song, in addition to being on the aforementioned Miracles' albums, also appears on the group's 4-CD box-set 35th Anniversary Collection and on their 2-CD set, The Miracles – Depend On Me: The Early Albums. It has inspired a cover version by The Temptations.

Personnel - The Miracles[edit]

Additional instruments[edit]

References[edit]

"Happy Landing"- by The Miracles - Song Review from the "Motown Junkies" website