Make You Happy (song)

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"Make You Happy"
Make You Happy (song).jpg
Single by Celine Dion
from the album Falling into You
Released 7 July 1997 (1997-07-07)
Format Promotional recording
Recorded Cove City Sounds, The Dream Factory, The Hit Factory
Genre Pop, reggae, dance, funk
Length 4:31
Label Columbia, Epic
Writer(s) Andy Marvel
Producer(s) Ric Wake
Celine Dion singles chronology
"J'attendais"
(1997)
"Make You Happy"
(1997)
"Dreamin' of You"
(1997)

"Make You Happy" is a song by Canadian recording artist Celine Dion, taken from her fourth English-language studio album, Falling into You (1996). Written by Andy Marvel and produced by Ric Wake, "Make You Happy" is a "bouncy" pop song, with influences of reggae and funk. Lyrically, the song talks about Dion pleading someone for commitment in a relationship. "Make You Happy" was released as a promotional single from the album on 7 July 1997 in Brazil only.[1] Critics commended the song for its catchiness.

Background and release[edit]

The album also spawned the huge hits, "Because You Loved Me", "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" and "All by Myself".[2][3][4] While releasing "Call the Man" as the album's fifth single in Europe,[5] "Make You Happy" was selected as a promotional single in Brazil, on 7 July 1997. Besides "Make You Happy", the promotional CD single contains four other Dion hits: "Beauty and the Beast, "The Power of Love", "Think Twice" and "When I Fall in Love".[6]

Composition and critical reception[edit]

"Make You Happy" was written by Andy Marvel and produced by Ric Wake.[7] Wake has produced many songs from Dion, ever since her "self-titled second English-language studio album" (1992), with the most notable track being "Love Can Move Mountains", to her third English-language studio album (1993), writing the single "Misled", among others.[8] Marvel also arranged, provided guitars, keyboards & drums for the track. "Make You Happy" was recorded at Cove City Sound Studios, The Dream Factory & The Hit Factory.[7]

Lyrically, "Make You Happy" is a pledge of devotion and romantic commitment.[9] It is a bouncy pop tune, as noted by Paul Verna of Billboard, which also has reggae and dance elements.[10] CD Universe praised the track, calling it "a slow, funky number with a catchy chorus."[11]

Formats and track listings[edit]

Brazilian promotional CD maxi single[6]

  1. "Make You Happy" 4:31
  2. "Beauty and the Beast" – 4:04
  3. "The Power of Love" – 5:43
  4. "Think Twice" – 4:47
  5. "When I Fall in Love" – 4:20

Credits and personnel[edit]

Recording
  • Recorded at Cove City Sound Studios, The Dream Factory & The Hit Factory.
  • Mixed at Cove City Sound Studios
Personnel

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Falling into You, Columbia Records.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glatzer, Jenna (2005). Céline Dion: For Keeps. Andrews McMeel Publishing. ISBN 0-7407-5559-5. 
  2. ^ "lescharts.com: Celine Dion - It's All Coming Back to Me Now". French Singles Chart. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "lescharts.com: Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me". French Singles Chart. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "lescharts.com: Celine Dion - All by Myself". Les Charts.com. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Celine Dion* – Call The Man - Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Céline Dion – Make You Happy - Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c Falling into You (inlay cover). Céline Dion. Columbia Records. 1996. p. 4. 
  8. ^ "Rick Wake | Credits | Allmusic". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Celine Dion | Falling Into You | Album Review | Plugged In". Plugged In. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  10. ^ Reviews & Previews - Billboard Magazine - March 30, 1996 Issue. Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "Celine Dion - Falling into You CD". CD Universe. Retrieved 26 June 2014.