Happy-Go-Lucky Me

Album: Happy-Go-Lucky Me: The Paul Evans Songbook (1960)
Charted: 10


  • Evans wrote this with Al Byron, who he wrote "Roses Are Red (My Love)" with a few years later. Says Evans, "The big thing that made it a hit was there's a laugh in it: 'A ha ha-ppy go...' and then I laugh like an idiot in the bridge. I just laugh and laugh and laugh. It was the fourth song on a 4-song session, we did 4 songs in 3 hours. I mean, you don't do anything in three hours anymore. The star song on that session was a song called 'Fish In The Ocean,' which featured a bubbling sound made by someone blowing bubbles. We did 2 takes, and it was a hit."
  • This quirky song about a guy who is so untroubled that he seems slightly insane was used in the 1998 movie Pecker and also a 2004 episode of the TV show Scrubs.

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 26th 1960, "Happy-Go-Lucky Me" by Paul Evans entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #99; and on June 13th it peaked at #10 (for 1 week) and spent 14 weeks on the Top 100...
    He had three other records make the Top 100 chart; "Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat" (#9 in 1959), "Midnite Special" (#16 in 1960), and "The Brigade of Broken Hearts" (#81 in 1960)...
    He was the composer of "Roses Are Red (My Love)"; and Bobby Vinton's 1962 version of the song reached #1 (for 4 weeks) on the Top 100...
    Mr. Evans celebrated his 76th birthday last month on March 5th, 2014.
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