Happiest Girl

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Happiest Girl (Jack Mix)
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Puk Studios, Denmark
Logic Studios, Milan
Label
Length (mm:ss)
4:58
Tempo
118 BPM
Time signature
4/4
Key
G Major
Engineering assistance
Daryl Bamonte
Dick Meaney
David Browne
Mark Flannery
Mixing
Recorded
May 1989 – January 1990
Originally released
September 2, 1990
Played live
0 times *
Total live plays
0 times *

'Happiest Girl' is a song produced during the recording of 1990 album Violator by Depeche Mode. It was released as a B-side to the single 'World In My Eyes' on September 2, 1990.

Notes

Although only named mixes of this song appear to exist, the 'Jack Mix' is the original version of the song.

Alan Wilder says on Shunt that "for a long time 'Happiest Girl' was going to be on the LP", but also says here that "'Happiest Girl' was left off [Violator] because we didn't think it was strong enough."

Lyrics


Happiest Girl

Happiest girl I ever knew

Happiest girl I ever knew


Wanted to feel the joy

Flow between our lips

Wanted to feel the joy

Flow between our hips


Happiest girl I ever knew

Why do you smile the smile you do


Happiest girl I ever knew


Wanted to feel the joy

Pass between our eyes

Wanted to feel the joy

Pass between our thighs


And I would have to pinch her

Just to see if she was real

Just to watch the smile fade away

And see the pain she'd feel


Wanted to feel her joy

Feel it deep within

Wanted to feel her joy

Penetrate my skin


Happiest girl I ever knew

Why do you smile the smile you do


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1990 Grabbing Hands Music Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Dates where Happiest Girl was played

Happiest Girl has never been played live.


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