Oh How Happy

Blinky, Edwin Starr

About Oh How Happy

Oh How Happy is a song written by Edwin Starr. It was a hit for the group The Shades of Blue. It was also a minor hit for New Zealand based New York City, soul singer Herb McQuay in the early 1980s. It has been covered by numerous artists.


Year:
1995
2:45
31 
#2

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Do roo, do roo, do roo, do roo do...                                     
                             
Oh how happy (you have made me)
Oh how happy (you have made me)
I have kissed your lips
A thousand times
And more times than i can count
I have called you mine
You have stood by me
In my darkest hours
Sing
Oh how happy (you have made me)
Oh how happy (you have made me)
Oh how happy (you have made me)
Oh how happy (you have made me)
In our years together
We've got stormy weathers
But our love has been so strong
For some how we carry on
Sing
Oh how happy (you have made me)
Oh how happy (you have made me), ooh, ooh
You brought joy
To my empty life, yeah
And all that was wrong
You made it right
Our love (our love)
Our love (our love)
Our love, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...
Oh how happy (you have made me)
Oh how happy (you have made me)
Oh how happy (oh how happy)
Oh how happy (oh how happy)
Oh how happy, ooh... You...
You have made me (you have made me)
You have made me (you have made me)
You have made me (you have made me)

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Edwin Starr

Edwin Starr (January 21, 1942 – April 2, 2003) was an American soul music singer. Starr is most famous for his Norman Whitfield produced Motown singles of the 1970s, most notably the number one hit "War". more »

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Written by: EDWIN STARR

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10 facts about this song

Song Origin
"Oh How Happy" was originally recorded by the American vocal group "Shades of Blue" in 1966.
Success
The song achieved a significant level of success and reached no. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Songwrite
It was written by Edwin Starr who later became a successful solo artist in the Motown era, well-known for his hit song "War".
Composition
The song consists of a doo-wop style with heavy emphasis on vocal harmonies which was typical for Motown music during the 1960s.
Cover Versions
Despite originally being a hit for Shades of Blue, "Oh How Happy" has been covered by numerous artists over the years including Jackson 5 and Percy Sledge.
Edwin Starr's Performance
Starr himself recorded a version of the song in 1970 after his success with "War", showcasing his powerful and soulful voice in contrast to the softer, harmonious version of Shades of Blue.
Chart Performance
Starr's version did not chart as high as the original, but it still managed to reach an impressive no. 26 in the UK and no. 68 on the U.S. R&B charts.
Legacy
"Oh How Happy" has maintained its popularity over the years and continues to be played on oldies radio stations, reflecting the enduring legacy of both Shades of Blue and Edwin Starr.
Cultural Impact
The song was sampled in the 2007 #1 R&B song "Make Me Better" by Fabolous featuring Ne-Yo, demonstrating its continued influence on contemporary music.
Song Meaning
"Oh How Happy" is a powerful love song, celebrating the joy and happiness that love can bring into a person's life. Despite its age, the song's theme continues to resonate with many people, making it a timeless classic.

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