Happy (Ashanti song)

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"Happy"
Happy Ashanti.jpg
Single by Ashanti featuring Ja Rule
from the album Ashanti
Released May 21, 2002 (US)
July 14, 2002 (South Africa)
September 2, 2002 (Netherlands)
September 30, 2002 (Australia)
November 11, 2002 (UK)
January 29, 2003 (Japan and China)
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2001
Genre R&B, hip hop
Length 4:22
Label Murder Inc.
Songwriter(s) Ashanti Douglas, Raymond Calhoun, Andre Parker, Irving Lorenzo
Producer(s) Chink Santana, Irv Gotti
Ashanti singles chronology
"Down 4 U"
(2002)
"Happy"
(2002)
"Baby"
(2002)
Ashanti track listing
"Foolish"
(2)
"Happy"
(3)
"Leaving (Always on Time Pt. II)"
(4)

"Happy" is the second single by American R&B singer Ashanti from her debut album. Released on May 21, 2002 (see 2002 in music), it was written by Ashanti, Raymond Calhoun and producer Irv Gotti. The song contains a sample of Gap Band's "Outstanding," written by Calhoun.

Happy reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and number six on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The single became Ashanti's fourth top ten hit on both charts. The song was in the top ten in the Netherlands, top twenty in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, and the top thirty and forty in Australian, French and Swiss.

The remix was produced by Chink Santana and featured rapper Charli Baltimore and further integrates a sample of "Outstanding". It was later included on the Murder Inc. remix-compilation Irv Gotti Presents: The Remixes.

Track listings[edit]

Australian CD single (September 30, 2002)

  1. "Happy" (album version) – 4:22
  2. "Call" (album version) – 5:05

Dutch maxi single (September 2, 2002)

  1. "Happy" (album version) – 4:22
  2. "Call" (album version) – 5:05
  3. "Happy" (remix explicit) – 3:59

UK maxi single (November 11, 2002)

  1. "Happy" (radio edit featuring Ja Rule) – 4:05
  2. "I'm So Happy" (remix featuring Charli Baltimore) – 3:59
  3. "Happy" (remix explicit) – 3:59
  4. "Happy" (DnD Vocal Mix)
  5. "Happy" (video)

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Ashanti – Happy". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  2. ^ "Ultratop.be – Ashanti – Happy" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Ashanti – Happy" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  4. ^ "Lescharts.com – Ashanti – Happy" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Ashanti – Happy". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  6. ^ "Chart Track: Week 47, 2002". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Ashanti – Happy" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  8. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Ashanti – Happy". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  9. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Ashanti – Happy". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  10. ^ "Archive Chart: 2002-11-23" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  11. ^ "Ashanti – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Ashanti. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  12. ^ "Ashanti – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Ashanti. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  13. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 2002". Archived from the original on January 7, 2014. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  14. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – 2002 Year End Charts". Billboard.com. Retrieved April 25, 2017. 

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