Al Green – “Love and Happiness”

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Al Green and his sex appeal drove women wild back in the ’70s and his hit songs are still driving women wild to this day.  His music was a huge part of my teen years, and I loved each time I heard it played at home on our record player, on the radio, and our school sock hops. You could just feel his voice and instruments deep inside your soul.  Green had a smooth charm and soulful, gospel sound that made each lyric he sang sounded like a man in love with his woman and showering her with “Lyric Love” from the depth of his soul… Released in 1972 on the I’m Still In Love With You album. Green has said himself that this song was like mixing explosive chemicals! “Everything had to entered at just the right time and at just the right close.”  

Written by Green and guitarist Mabon “Teenie” Hodges, the song was also released as a single in the United Kingdom on London Records in 1973 and in the United States on Hi Records in 1977. It has been covered by Etta James, Al Jarreau, and many other performers.

The song was rated #98 in Rolling Stones’ 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and #861 in Dave Marsh’s The Heart of Rock & Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made. Soul Train historian Stephen McMillian called it “quintessential Al Green” and “one of the greatest soul songs of all time.” Writing in Vibe, Alan Light called it “perhaps his most perfect song.”

Song Lyrics – 
Love and happiness, yeah
Something that can make you do wrong, make you do right
Love and happiness
But wait a minute
Something’s going wrong
Someone’s on the phone
Three o’clock in the morning
Talkin’ about how she can make it right, yeah
Well, happiness is when, you really feel good with somebody
But nothing wrong with being in love with someone, yeah
Oh, baby, love and happiness
Love and happiness
Love and happiness (love and happiness) oh
I have to say
Love and happiness (love and happiness)
Love and happiness (love and happiness)
You be good to me
I’ll be good to you
We’ll be together, yeah
We’ll see each other
Walk away with victory, yeah oh baby
Love and happiness (love and happiness)
Love and happiness (love and happiness)
Hey, hey, hey, hey
Make you
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