SLS – Happy Together by The Turtles

This week Jim Adams has prompted us with Couple/Together/Us for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday.

As some of you know or maybe you don’t, Frank and I have been together 15 years and just celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary. I needed to give you a song that represents us. I usually stay in the Country genre, but have been known to color outside the lines. Today I pay homage to my Rock n’ Roll husband with “Happy Together” by The Turtles. The lyrics really speak volumes of our relationship.

The Turtles were an American rock band that included lead vocalists Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman, later known as Flo & Eddie. Other band members included Al Nichol, Chip Douglas, John Barbata and Jim Tucker. The band broke up in 1970.

SONG FACTS

  • Written by Garry Bonner and Alan Gordon.
  • Released in March, 1967 on their third studio album of the same name.
  • Reached #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100, knocking “Penny Lane” by the Beatles out of the number one spot.
  • Stayed at the #1 slot on the US Billboard Hot 100 for 3 weeks and was the groups only chart-topper in the U.S.
  • Reached #2 on the Canada RPM Top Singles.
  • Reached #12 on the UK Singles Chart.

OTHER SUCCESSES

  • Jason Donovan had the most successful cover version in the UK reaching #10.
  • T.G. Sheppard covered the song in 1979, putting it into the top 10 of the Country charts.
  • David Cook performed the song on February 19, 2008 and Brooke White performed it on February 20, 2008 while contestants for American Idol. Both versions were released as live singles on the iTune Store.
  • In 2015, Miley Cyrus promoted her Backyard Sessions to raise awareness and support for her new (at the time) non-profit Happy Hippie Foundation to fight for the injustices of homeless youth and LGBT youth. She released the video above from her own back garden along with several other songs.
Imagine me and you, I do
I think about you day and night, it's only right
To think about the girl you love and hold her tight
So happy together
If I should call you up, invest a dime
And you say you belong to me and ease my mind
Imagine how the world could be, so very fine
So happy together
I can't see me lovin' nobody but you
For all my life
When you're with me, baby the skies'll be blue
For all my life
Me and you and you and me
No matter how they toss the dice, it had to be
The only one for me is you, and you for me
So happy together
I can't see me lovin' nobody but you
For all my life
When you're with me, baby the skies'll be blue
For all my life
Me and you and you and me
No matter how they toss the dice, it had to be
The only one for me is you, and you for me
So happy together
Ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba
Ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba
Me and you and you and me
No matter how they toss the dice, it had to be
The only one for me is you, and you for me
So happy together
So happy together
How is the weather
So happy together
We're happy together
So happy together
Happy together
So happy together
So happy together (ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba)
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Alan Gordon / Garry Bonner
Happy Together lyrics Β© Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs, BMG Rights Management, Carlin America Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group

20 Comments on “SLS – Happy Together by The Turtles

  1. As you know I picked this one too, such a beautiful song and how lovely it’s your anniversary and it’s your song πŸ’œβ€οΈπŸ˜˜

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