We Are Happy People

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"We Are Happy People"
Single by Slam Creepers’
A-side We Are Happy People
B-side "I Just Couldn't Get You Out Of My Mind"
Released 1968
Format Vinyl record (7")
Genre pop
Label Bill Records Bill BT 128 (Sweden)
Writer(s) Eric Allandale
Slam Creepers’ singles chronology
"Mr Personality Man" (1968) "We Are Happy People"
(1968)
"Ha Ha Ha (1968)

"We Are Happy People" was a top 5 hit in Scandinavia for Swedish group Slam Creepers’[1] also known as The Slams[2] It was written by trombonist Eric Allandale and made its first appearance as the B-side of The Foundations third single, the minor hit and Tony Macaulay and John Macleod composition "Any Old Time You're Lonely Or Sad". It was re-recorded by the Foundations in 1968, this time with Colin Young on vocals and appeared on their 1968 LP released on Marble Arch MALS 1157.[3] By April 1969 it had been recorded by nine different artists.

Singles released[edit]

  • The Foundations - "Any Old Time You're Lonely Or Sad" / "We Are Happy People" - PYE 7N 17503 - 1968 - (UK) [4]
  • The Foundations - "Any Old Time (You're Lonely And Sad)" / "We Are Happy People" - Uni 55073 -1968 - (US)[5]
  • Slam Creepers’ - "We Are Happy People" / "I Just Couldn't Get You Out Of My Mind" - Bill BT 128 - 1968 - (Sweden)
  • Slam Creepers’ - "We Are Happy People" / "I Just Couldn't Get You Out Of My Mind" - Olga/Exit 2.520-B (Spain)
  • Slam Creepers’ - "We Are Happy People" / "Vansbro Memories" - Sonet SON 2003 - (UK)
  • Slam's - "We Are Happy People" / "Hold It Baby" - Exit 2.609-B - (Spain)[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard - Google Books". Books.google.com.au. 1969-04-26. Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Foundations, The - The Foundations (Vinyl, LP) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  4. ^ "45 Discography for Pye Records - UK 17000 series". Globaldogproductions.info. Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  5. ^ "Foundations, The - Any Old Time You're Lonely And Sad at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  6. ^ "Pursuit Of Happiness - Love & Happiness Tips". Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "How To Reach The Happiness". Retrieved 5 April 1992.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  8. ^ "The Pacific Showband". Irishshowbands.net. Retrieved 2014-02-17.