- Happiness Is
- Midnight Lace (Part 1)
- Miss You
- Melodie D'Amour
- You Stepped Out Of A Dream
- Jamaica Farewell
- Blue Moon
- If I Knew Then
- The Sheik Of Araby
- All By Myself
- Sweet Sue, Just You
Trumpet solo - Billy Butterfield
Trombone and whistle solos - Ray Conniff
Cover Photo - Columbia Records Photo Studio - Sandy Speiser
To Ray Conniff, HAPPINESS obviously IS... recording albums that bring you HAPPY music for HAPPY listening and dancing...
And to millions of fans - youngsters, oldsters, the wed and the unwed, at home and abroad - HAPPINESS IS an album in which the HAPPY sound, the HAPPY feeling mean Ray Conniff, His Singers, His Orchestra.
(From the original liner notes)
An aggressively "happy" album by Ray Conniff and his singers, Happiness Is combines exuberant singalongs, wordless vocals, and instrumentals in a grab-bag album that covers many -- if not most -- of Conniff's bases. A couple of mellow moments don't detract from the overarching sunniness of the album, which lapses into delicious self-parody with "Popsy" and the hilarious title track (co-written by former teen idol Paul Evans). "The Sheik of Araby" is whistled to a shuffling soft-shoe rhythm, and the joyous ba-ba's totally eclipse the inherent loneliness of "Blue Moon." Happiness Is is a fun and very funny album that once again shows Conniff's self-effacing sense of humor.