Happy People (The Temptations song)

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"Happy People"
Single by The Temptations
from the album A Song for You
Released 1974 (1974)
Genre R&B
Length 03:38
Writer(s) The Temptations, Lionel Richie
The Temptations singles chronology
"You've Got My Soul on Fire"
"Happy People"
"Shakey Ground"

"Happy People" is a 1974 single by The Temptations, co-written by Lionel Richie. It was the first single from the A Song For You album. In the United States, the single went to #1 on the R&B chart and #40 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.[1] "Happy People" also peaked at #11 on the disco/dance chart.[2] The single was the first Temptations release without the guidance of Norman Whitfield since 1966.[3]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 572. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 256. 
  3. ^ Bronson, Fred (1993). The Billboard Book of Number One Rhythm & Blues Hits. Billboard Books:Watson-Guptill Publications, New York. p. 155. 
Preceded by
"Fire" by Ohio Players
Billboard Hot Soul Singles number-one single
February 8, 1975
Succeeded by
"I Belong To You" by Love Unlimited