Would You Be Happier?

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"Would You Be Happier?"
Single by The Corrs
from the album Best of The Corrs
B-side The Long and Winding Road
Released October 2001 (UK)
Format CD single, enhanced CD
Genre Celtic, folk-rock
Length 3:24
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) The Corrs
Producer(s) The Corrs, Wayne Wilkins
The Corrs singles chronology
"All The Love In The World"
(2001)
"Would You Be Happier"
(2001)
"Would You Be Happier? (Live)"
(2002)

"Would You Be Happier?" is a single by Irish band The Corrs, released in 2001, taken from their album The Best of The Corrs, released a few weeks later.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Would You Be Happier" – 3:25
  2. "Would You Be Happier (Alternative Mix)" – 3:33
  3. "The Long and Winding Road (Live)" – 2:58

Track 3 was omitted in some versions.

The enhanced version includes the promo video.

Music video[edit]

A bit like "All The Love In The World", but rather more extreme, this video lets the Corrs play with their roles. The basic concept of the video is that some ill-advised record company managers want the band to change their image. So they can be seen as some kind of Destiny's Child clone, in a KISS-like glam rock outfit and finally as some scary trash punks.

The inspiration for the concept came from a conversation Andrea had with director Dani Jacobs about disguising the girls as "fat blokes", that is your stereotypical roadie. Though it never came to that, the idea of dressing up is still very much felt in the video.

During the shot, which took place in Sydney in September 2001, director Jacobs had two camera crews which filmed the Corrs during make-up and wardrobe rehearsals. Some but unfortunately not all of this material ended up in the video.

Says Jacobs: "The Corrs had the most fun I have ever seen them having on a video shoot."

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[1] 47
French Singles Chart[2] 61
German Singles Chart[3] 81
Irish Singles Chart[4] 26
Netherlands Mega Single Top 100[5] 39
New Zealand Singles Chart[6] 10
Swedish Singles Chart[7] 58
Swiss Singles Chart[8] 36
UK Singles Chart[9] 14

Live version[edit]

"Would You Be Happier? (Live)"
Single by The Corrs
from the album VH1 Presents: The Corrs, Live In Dublin
Released January 2002
Format CD single
Recorded January 25th, 2002
Genre Celtic, folk-rock
Length 3:24
Label 143, Lava, Atlantic
Writer(s) Ryan Adams
Producer(s) Mitchell Froom
The Corrs singles chronology
"Would You Be Happier"
(2001)
"Would You Be Happier (Live)"
(2002)
"When the Stars Go Blue"
(2002)

On January 25, 2002, "Would You Be Happier" was performed by The Corrs on their album VH1 Presents: The Corrs, Live In Dublin in 2002. The song was released as a single in USA.

Tracklist[edit]

  • CD
  1. "Would You Be Happier? (Radio Version)" – 3:24
  2. "Would You Be Happier? (Original Studio Version)" – 3:22

Music video[edit]

The video for "Would You Be Happier?" is pieced together from the "Live" session at VH1.

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
U.S. Adult Contemporary[10] 30

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