Happy (Surface song)

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Single by Surface
from the album Surface
Released 1987
Recorded 1986
Genre R&B
Length 3:57
Songwriter(s) Bernard Jackson, David Conley, David Townsend
Producer(s) Bernard Jackson
Surface singles chronology
"Let's Try Again"
"Let's Try Again"

"Happy" is a song originally recorded by British funk band Hi-Tension in 1984, titled as "You Make Me Happy". In 1987, it was covered by Surface from their self-titled album. A hit single, Surface's version reached number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 16 on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart.[1] "Happy" was also featured on Surface's album Perfect 10 and was produced by Bernard Jackson, David "Pic" Conley and David Townsend.

Cover versions[edit]

  • 1995: Pauline Henry did a cover version of "Happy".
  • 1995: MN8 covered this song and reached #8 on the UK singles chart and #11 in New Zealand, and #1 in France.
  • 1998: German pop band Squeezer covered "Happy" on their 1998 second album Streetlife.

Extended version vinyl[edit]

  1. Happy
  2. Let's Try Again


"Happy" has been sampled several times in the following songs:


Chart (1987) Peak
UK Singles Chart 56
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[2] 24
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 20
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[4] 2


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