Uploaded on Nov 3, 2011
From '' Good Vibrations ''
Label: RCA Victor -- LSP-4104
Format: Vinyl, LP
A1 Good Vibrations
A2 Classical Gas
A3 Another Time, Another Place
A4 Tony's Theme
A5 A Future Left Behind
A6 Lady In Cement
B1 Happy Together
B2 Lullaby From "Rosemary's Baby"
B3 Knowing When To Leave
B4 Night Rider
B5 Love Is Blue
Recorded By -- Mickey Crofford
Whistling -- Muzzy Marcellino
Recorded at RCA's Music Center Of The World, Hollywood, California 1969.
"Happy Together" is a 1967 song from The Turtles' album of the same name. Released in February 1967, the song knocked The Beatles' "Penny Lane" out of the #1 slot for three weeks on the Billboard Hot 100.
It was the group's only chart-topper.
"Happy Together" reached #12 on the UK Singles Chart in April 1967.
The song was written by Garry Bonner and Alan Gordon, former members of a band known as The Magicians.
The song had been rejected a dozen times before The Turtles were offered it, and the demo acetate was worn out.
In popular culture
The song has been featured in many movies, including:
1970's The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart,
1983's Heart Like a Wheel,
1987's Making Mr. Right,
1987's Ernest Goes to Camp,
1989's Happy Together,
1990's The Naked Gun,
1994's Muriel's Wedding,
1997's Happy Together,
2002's Bubble Boy,
2003's Freaky Friday featuring a cover by Simple Plan,
2004's Ma Mère,
2005's Imagine Me and You,
2006's documentary Blindsight,
2007's The Simpsons Movie,
2008's 27 Dresses
and 2009's The Stepfather.
Frank Alamo's French cover of the song was featured in the 2010 movie Get Him to the Greek and Scared Shrekless.
In television, the song has been used in many episodes of The Simpsons including "The Way We Weren't" and "Trilogy of Error", and in episodes of That '70s Show (sung by the cast in the episode "That '70s Musical"), Cupid (sung by Lisa Loeb), Scrubs, ER, The Wonder Years, and the My Name Is Earl episode "Faked His Own Death".
It has also been used in television commercials for Coldwell Banker, Florida Orange Juice (both The Turtles' and Simple Plan's versions), the NFL, Burger King, Heineken (starring Jennifer Aniston, which aired in Europe and Australia), the video game Super Smash Bros., npower, Saturn Corporation, Toyota, Twix, US West (now Qwest),"Extra" bubble gum, Mervyn's (as sung by The Youngs), Golden Grahams (with altered lyrics), Smith's Potato Chips and Applebees.
The Mexican telecommunications company Telmex used the song as an advertisement for its mobile phone service. In 2008, the song was featured in a Brazilian commercial for Ford Focus, and The Rosewood Thieves' cover version is featured in the commercial for LG's Decoy cellular phone. In 2009, a cover version of the song was featured in several French commercials for Amora's mustard.
The song was recently used in the launch trailer for Hunted: The Demon's Forge.
"Happy Together" has been covered by artists as diverse as:
Captain and Tennille,
and Tally Hall, whose version samples the original.
There is also a Spanish cover, sung by Roberto Jordan, called "Juntos y Felices".
In 1999, BMI named "Happy Together", with approximately five million performances on American radio, the forty-fourth most-performed song in the USA of the 20th century, placing it in the same league as "Yesterday" by The Beatles and "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon and Garfunkel.
Frank Zappa's performance on Fillmore East - June 1971 is especially notable: his band at the time included Turtles vocalists Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman and bassist Jim Pons.
Kaylan and Volman also did a reggae remake of the song for the last Flo & Eddie album: Rock Steady With Flo & Eddie. Hugo Montenegro's cover version was released as a single in 1969 and reached #29 on the Billboard Easy Listening chart.
More recently, the song has been covered by B.E. Taylor for his latest album, Love Never Fails, and by the Flobots.
The song has also been sung by the Red Army Choir and the Leningrad Cowboys, as well as the English rock band Johnny Panic.
It was also performed on the show American Idol on February 19, 2008, by David Cook, and on February 20, 2008, by Brooke White.
In 2007 the song was used as a sample on the song "Ooh Ooh Baby" from Britney Spears' album Blackout.
French pop star, Frank Alamo, also covered the song in 1967 in the French version entitled Heureux Tous Les Deux (Happy Together).
On May 5, 2011, it was performed as a group performance by the top 5 contestants on American Idol (season 10).
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