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"If It Makes You Happy" is the lead single from Sheryl Crow's 1996 eponymous album. The song peaked at number 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and won Best Female Rock Vocal Performance at the 1997 Grammy Awards. The song ties with her hit, "My Favorite Mistake", as her third highest-charting single in the United Kingdom, reaching number nine on the UK Singles Chart. It also peaked at number one in Canada and was her second number-one hit on the Canadian Adult Contemporary chart.

"If It Makes You Happy"
Sheryl Crow, If It Makes You Happy.png
Single by Sheryl Crow
from the album Sheryl Crow
B-side
  • "Keep On Growing"
  • "I'm Going to Be a Wheel Someday"
  • "On the Outside"
  • "The Book"
ReleasedSeptember 20, 1996
FormatMaxi-single
Recorded1996
GenreRock
Length5:23 (album version)
4:30 (edit)
LabelA&M
Songwriter(s)Sheryl Crow
Jeff Trott
Producer(s)Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow singles chronology
"Can't Cry Anymore"
(1995)
"If It Makes You Happy"
(1996)
"Everyday Is a Winding Road"
(1996)
Audio sample

In the 2009 VH1 Divas show, Crow and Miley Cyrus performed this song together.[citation needed]

Contents

Music videoEdit

Two music videos for the song were made; both were directed by Keir McFarlane.[citation needed]

The first was shot entirely in black-and-white. It begins with Crow in an apartment, donning a black raincoat. She then walks down a city street, rides a subway, is shown on a boardwalk, buys coffee at a mall, and then returns to the apartment.

The second video was shot in color and features Crow in the Endangered Species section of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. She is dressed in a leopard-print fur coat and Yves Saint Laurent leather boots.

Track listingEdit

US CD single

  1. "If It Makes You Happy" – LP version
  2. "Keep On Growing"
  3. "I'm Going to Be a Wheel Someday"
  4. "No One Said It Would Be Easy" – Live in Nashville

EU CD single 1

  1. "If It Makes You Happy" – Edit
  2. "Keep On Growing"
  3. "On the Outside"
  4. "The Book" – LP version

EU CD single 2 (Cat. No. 581 903-2) (ltd. edition incl. 4 exclusive postcards)

  1. "If It Makes You Happy" – Edit
  2. "All I Wanna Do"
  3. "Run Baby Run"
  4. "Leaving Las Vegas"

Crow performed the song on her live album Sheryl Crow and Friends: Live from Central Park (1999) alongside Chrissie Hynde.[citation needed]

ChartsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  5. ^ "Top RPM Rock/Alternative Tracks: Issue 9925." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  6. ^ "Lescharts.com – Sheryl Crow – If It Makes You Happy" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  7. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Sheryl Crow – If It Makes You Happy". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  8. ^ "Charts.nz – Sheryl Crow – If It Makes You Happy". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  9. ^ "Lista Przebojów Trójki - Polskie Radio Online". Lp3.polskieradio.pl. Retrieved January 12, 2014.
  10. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
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  12. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Sheryl Crow – If It Makes You Happy". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  13. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  14. ^ "Billboard Singles Charts". Billboard.biz. 1997-01-25. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
  15. ^ "Billboard Singles Charts". Billboard.biz. 1997-01-04. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
  16. ^ "Sheryl Crow Billboard chart history". allmusic. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved October 11, 2010.
  17. ^ "Billboard Singles Charts". Billboard.biz. 1996-11-16. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
  18. ^ "Billboard Singles Charts". Billboard.biz. 1996-12-14. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
  19. ^ "RPM Year End Top 100 Adult Contemporary Tracks". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  20. ^ "RPM Year End Alternative Top 50". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  21. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1996". Archived from the original on 2009-03-01. Retrieved 2010-08-27.
  22. ^ "RPM '97 Year End Top 100 Adult Contemporary Tracks". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
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