It’s 1972 And Everyone Is ‘The Happiest Girl In The Whole USA’
Back in 1972, we were almost singing ‘I’m The Happiest Girl In The World!’
But, ‘world’ became ‘whole U.S.A.’, and one of the greatest sing-a-long classics in Country Music history was born.
If you were upright and taking oxygen on the planet in the spring and summer of 1972, without even knowing it, you would find yourself singing ‘It’s a skip-a-de-doo-dah day, I’m the happiest girl in the whole USA’. Yes, even if you were a guy.
The artist who gave us that great hit ‘Happiest Girl In The Whole USA’, Donna Fargo, not only sang it, she wrote it. And the reason it wasn’t ‘Happiest Girl In The World’ was…the rhyme scheme was just too unnatural. Thank goodness for that!
How big was this classic? Well, it was released in the spring of ’72, and by June went to #1 on the Country charts and stayed there for multiple weeks. But that’s not all. It became a Top 20 Pop hit and settled comfortably into the Top 10 on the Easy Listening chart.
Oh, and the follow-up wasn’t too shabby either. ‘Funny Face’ went to the top of the Country charts too, followed by several other great Fargo classic’s.
By the way, did you know the song was also recorded and released by the legendary Tammy Wynette on her 1972 album ‘My Man (Understands)’, and by the great Tanya Tucker as a cut on her 1972 ‘Delta Dawn’ album?
Ultimately the song won the Grammy in March of 1973.
So, get ready….you won’t be able to help but sing along with ‘Happiest Girl In The Whole USA’!