I Just Can't Be Happy Today

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"I Just Can't Be Happy Today"
Single by The Damned
from the album Machine Gun Etiquette
B-side "Ballroom Blitz"
"Turkey Song"
Released November 1979
Format 7"
Recorded 1979
Genre Post-punk
Length 3:34
Label

Chiswick
CHIS 120

Motown
CHIS 115
Producer(s) Roger Armstrong, The Damned
The Damned singles chronology
"Smash It Up"
(1979)
"I Just Can't Be Happy Today"
(1979)
"White Rabbit"
(1980)

"I Just Can't Be Happy Today" is a song by The Damned from their 1979 album, Machine Gun Etiquette. Released as a single in November, it peaked at number 46 in the UK Singles Chart.

The single was heavily edited for radio airplay, removing the spoken word monologue, though the version on the record is unaltered. The first track on the B-side, a cover of Sweet's "Ballroom Blitz", was recorded with Lemmy of Motörhead fame on bass guitar. "Turkey Song" was not credited on the sleeve.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Just Can't Be Happy Today" (Dadomo, Scabies, Sensible, Vanian, Ward) - 2:53
  2. "Ballroom Blitz" (Chapman, Chinn) - 3:30
  3. "Turkey Song" (Scabies, Sensible, Vanian, Ward) - 1:32

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