Happy Love

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Happy Love
Studio album by Natalie Cole
Released July 18, 1981
Recorded 1981; Sunset Sound Recorders
(Hollywood, California)
Label Capitol
Natalie Cole chronology
Don't Look Back
(1980)Don't Look Back1980
Happy Love
I'm Ready
(1983)I'm Ready1983

Happy Love is a 1981 album by American singer Natalie Cole. Released on July 18, 1981, It was her final album on Capitol Records. The album reached peak positions of number 132 on the Billboard 200 and number 37 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You Were Right Girl" (Gary Goetzman, Mike Piccirillo)
  2. "Only Love" (Gary Goetzman, Mike Piccirillo)
  3. "Nothin' But a Fool" (Bill Amesbury)
  4. "The Joke Is On You" (Eddie Cole, Natalie Cole)
  5. "These Eyes" (Burton Cummings, Randy Bachman)
  6. "When a Man Loves a Woman" (Andrew Wright, Calvin Lewis)
  7. "I Can't Let Go" (Gary Goetzman, Mike Piccirillo)
  8. "Love and Kisses" (Natalie Cole)
  9. "Across the Nation" (Mark Davis, Natalie Cole)


  • Natalie Cole - vocals
  • Mike Piccirillo - guitar, synthesizer, co-producer
  • Chuck Bynum - guitar on "Love and Kisses"
  • Keni Burke, Scott Edwards - bass
  • Bill Cuomo - keyboards
  • Eddie Cole - piano, Fender Rhodes, backing vocals
  • Ed Greene - drums
  • Joel Peskin - saxophone
  • Anita Anderson, Julia Tillman Waters, Maxine Willard Waters, Pat Henderson, Sissy Peoples - backing vocals