This is one of several songs on Time inspired by Rod's third wife, Penny Lancaster. "Penny was moved when she first heard those songs," Stewart told The Sun. "And I overheard my singers saying (about 'She Makes Me Happy') 'I wish someone would write a love song like that for me. I was touched when I heard that."
Time debuted at #1 on the UK album chart in May 2013. It was Rod's first chart-topping long player of brand new recordings since A Night On The Town in July 1976 setting a new record for the longest gap between chart-topping discs for any British artist. Bob Dylan retains the overall record, having waited more than 38 years for his 1970 chart topper New Morning to be followed up with another UK #1, Together Through Life in 2009.
Rod didn't hold the record for long as when Black Sabbath debuted at #1 with their 13 albumin June 2013, it was their first LP to reach the peak position in nearly 43 years. Their previous chart-topping record was in October 1970, when the band's second set Paranoid reached the summit.