Happy Heart

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For the Andy Williams album, see Happy Heart (album).
"Happy Heart"
Single by Andy Williams
from the album Happy Heart
B-side "Our Last Goodbye"
Released April 1969
Genre Easy listening
Length 3:12
Label Columbia Records 44818
Writer(s) James Last, Jackie Rae
Producer(s) Jerry Fuller
Andy Williams singles chronology
"Battle Hymn of the Republic"
"Happy Heart"
"Live and Learn"

"Happy Heart" is a song written by James Last and Jackie Rae. The song was recorded by both Petula Clark and Andy Williams and released as a single for each at the same time in 1969. "Happy Heart" reached #12 on the Easy Listening chart and #62 in the UK for Clark, while Williams went to #22 on the 'Billboard Hot 100, #19 in the UK, and spent two weeks at #1 on the Easy Listening chart.[1] Clark was reportedly dismayed when Williams was a guest star on her second TV special, with the plan to perform the song they were both launching as a single. In Australia both Clark's and Williams versions charted both peaking at #22.

It was notably used on the soundtrack for the British film Shallow Grave (1994), starring Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston and Kerry Fox, and directed by Danny Boyle.[2]

The female impersonator Holly Woodlawn lip-synced to the Clark version in the 1998 Tommy O'Haver film Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss. In 1977, the song was performed during a medley on an episode of The Brady Bunch Variety Hour.

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  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 258. 
  2. ^ "Danny Boyle's Greatest Hits". Rolling Stone. April 4, 2013. 

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