We Believe in Happy Endings

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"We Believe in Happy Endings"
Single by Johnny Rodriguez
from the album Just for You
B-side"The Immigrant"
ReleasedFebruary 25, 1978
GenreCountry
LabelMercury
Songwriter(s)Bob McDill
Johnny Rodriguez singles chronology
"Savin' This Love Song for You"
(1977)
"We Believe in Happy Endings"
(1978)
"Cuando Caliente El Sol (Love Me with All Your Heart"
(1978)

"We Believe in Happy Endings" is a song written by Bob McDill and recorded by American country music artist Johnny Rodriguez. It was released in September 1978 as the second single from the album Just for You. The single went to number seven on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

Johnny Rodriguez version[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 7
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 12

Earl Thomas Conley with Emmylou Harris version[edit]

"We Believe in Happy Endings"
Single by Earl Thomas Conley with Emmylou Harris
from the album The Heart of It All
B-side"No Chance No Dance"
ReleasedJune 27, 1988
GenreCountry
Length3:36
LabelRCA
Songwriter(s)Bob McDill
Producer(s)Emory Gordy, Jr., Randy Scruggs
Earl Thomas Conley singles chronology
"What She Is (Is a Woman in Love)"
(1988)
"We Believe in Happy Endings"
(1988)
"What I'd Say"
(1988)
Emmylou Harris singles chronology
"Wildflowers"
(1988)
"We Believe in Happy Endings"
(1988)
"Heartbreak Hill"
(1988)

The song was also recorded by American country music artist Earl Thomas Conley with Emmylou Harris as a duet. It was released in June 1988 as the second single from the album, The Heart of It All. The song was the only collaboration of Earl Thomas Conley and Emmylou Harris to make the country chart. The single went to number one for one week on the country chart and spent a total of fifteen weeks on the chart.[3] Their performance earned Harris and Conley a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals.

Chart performance[edit]

"We Believe in Happy Endings" debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles for the week of July 2, 1988.

Chart (1988) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 297.
  2. ^ "Johnny Rodriguez Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 153.
  4. ^ "Earl Thomas Conley Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.