Happy Girl

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"Happy Girl"
Martina McBride - Happy girl.jpg
Single by Martina McBride
from the album Evolution
Released April 20, 1998 (1998-04-20)
Format CD single
Recorded 1997
Genre Country
Length 3:26
Label RCA Nashville
Songwriter(s) Beth Nielsen Chapman, Annie Roboff
Producer(s) Paul Worley, Martina McBride
Martina McBride singles chronology
"Happy Girl"
"Wrong Again"
"Happy Girl"
"Wrong Again"

"Happy Girl" is a song written by Beth Nielsen Chapman and Annie Roboff, and recorded by American country music singer Martina McBride. It was released in April 1998 as the third single from her album, Evolution. The song reached a peak of number 2 on the U.S. country charts and number 4 on the Canadian country charts.


"Happy Girl" is a song in which the female narrator asserts her happiness with life. The song includes penny whistle and accordion.[1]

McBride performed the song at the 32nd annual Country Music Association (CMA) awards.[2] She later sang the song at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 26, 1998.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

"Happy Girl" debuted at number 70 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts dated for April 25, 1998. It spent twenty-two weeks on the chart, peaking at number 2 on the chart dated for August 8, 1998 and holding that position for two weeks.

Chart (1998) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 4
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 83
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 34


  1. ^ Greatest Hits (CD booklet). Martina McBride. RCA Records. 2001. 67012. 
  2. ^ "CMA Performers Announced". CMT. 1998-08-21. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  3. ^ Grippo, Robert M. (2005). Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Arcadia Publishing. p. 142. ISBN 0-7385-3562-1. 
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 7891." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 24, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  5. ^ "Martina McBride – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Martina McBride.
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1998". RPM. December 14, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Best of 1998: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 

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