Who Sang Happy Loving Couples? Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson Look Sharp! cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1979-1
length: 3:08
producer: David Kershenbaum
lead vocals: Joe Jackson
engineer: Rod Hewison
guitar: Gary Sanford
drums (drum set): David Houghton
bass guitar: Graham Maby
Lyrics
I've just been to see my best friend
He's got another girl
Says she's just about the best thing
In the whole damn world

And he says can't you see what the little lady's done for me
Says it like he thinks I'm blind
But the things that you see ain't necessarily the things you can find
But those

Happy loving couples make it look so easy
Happy loving couples always talk so kind
Until the time that I can do my dancing with a partner
Those happy couples ain't no friends of mine

People say I'm too damn fussy
When it comes to girls
Happy couples say I must live
In a lonely world

Want to be, want to really be what my friends pretend to be
Be it in my own good time
Being kind to myself till I become one of two of a kind

Happy loving couples make it look so easy
Happy loving couples always talk so kind
Until the time that I can do my dancing with a partner
Those happy couples ain't no friends of mine

You ain't no friends of mine
You know what I mean
Happy loving couples
In matching white polo-necked sweaters

Reading Ideal Homes magazine
Yeah!
Want to be, want to really be what my friends pretend to be
Be it in my own good time
Being kind to myself till I become one of two of a kind

Happy loving couples make it look so easy
Happy loving couples always talk so kind
Until the time that I can do my dancing with a partner
Those happy couples ain't no friends of mine

You ain't no friends of mine
You ain't no friends of mine
You ain't no friends of mine
You ain't no friends of mine
You ain't no friends of mine
Right, that's enough

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 One More Time
  • 2 Sunday Papers
  • 3 Is She Really Going Out With Him?
  • 4 Happy Loving Couples
  • 5 Throw It Away
  • 6 Baby Stick Around
  • 7 Look Sharp!
  • 8 Fools in Love
  • 9 (Do the) Instant Mash
  • 10 Pretty Girls
  • 11 Got the Time

  • Release information
    label: A&M Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin