STILL STANDING/ TV Theme

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YOU MAKE ME HAPPY

Writer: Holly Knight
You can read me baby like an open book
stop me dead in my tracks with only just one look
and what you see in me’s some kind of mystery
but there ain’t no doubt about the chemistry
and after all these reckless years
what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger
and after all these years
we’re the only ones I know
standing here on our own
Cause you make me happy (You make me happy)
You make me happy (You make me happy)
You make me happy (You make me happy)
You make me happy (You make me happy)
Hey baby I’m not too blind to see
well this may be the picture perfect family
But what we have in common is more than enough
to keep us going when the times get rough
cause when the lights go down
and when it comes to you and me, girl
Ooh you turn me inside out
I’m still in love with you today
Cause you make me happy (You make me happy)
You make me happy (You make me happy)
You make me happy (You make me happy)
You make me happy (You make me happy)
I wouldnt have it any other way
I’m still in love with you today
Cause you make me happy (You make me happy)
You make me happy (You make me happy)
You make me happy (You make me happy)
You make me happy (You make me happy)
 
Lyrics

1. YOU MAKE ME HAPPY/ STILL STANDING TV THEME FULL VERSION/ Will Hoge
 

YOU MAKE ME HAPPY

Writer: Holly Knight
You can read me baby like an open book
stop me dead in my tracks with only just one look
and what you see in me’s some kind of mystery
but there ain’t no doubt about the chemistry
and after all these reckless years
what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger
and after all these years
we’re the only ones I know
standing here on our own
Cause you make me happy (You make me happy)
You make me happy (You make me happy)
You make me happy (You make me happy)
You make me happy (You make me happy)
Hey baby I’m not too blind to see
well this may be the picture perfect family
But what we have in common is more than enough
to keep us going when the times get rough
cause when the lights go down
and when it comes to you and me, girl
Ooh you turn me inside out
I’m still in love with you today
Cause you make me happy (You make me happy)
You make me happy (You make me happy)
You make me happy (You make me happy)
You make me happy (You make me happy)
I wouldnt have it any other way
I’m still in love with you today
Cause you make me happy (You make me happy)
You make me happy (You make me happy)
You make me happy (You make me happy)
You make me happy (You make me happy)
 
Lyrics

2. YOU MAKE ME HAPPY/ Still Standing TV Theme
Will Hoge  

‘One of the Still Standing producers, Dianne Burroughs, wanted a song that had a ‘midwest eighties’ feel to it along the lines of John Mellancamp. Fox Nettwerk sent me a copy of the pilot and script, and with that I was able to sit down and write the theme to the  show. Fortunately Dianne loved it, she wanted a full length version of the song even though she knew it was going to have to be edited down to about twenty seconds, which is why I have both a short, edited TV version and a four minute one.

When it came to finding an artist, the network didn’t have the budget to get a big name artist (something they always complain about), but they had a demo of several up and coming bands and they asked me who I thought would be the best artist for the song. I liked Will Hoge’s voice, so they arranged for me to fly down to Nashville to produce the song. I was so thrilled with the way it came out and the band was cool, they played their asses off and made it sound like they had been playing that song for years, when in fact we had one rehearsal and then recorded it the next day.

The show is now in syndication after a successful five year run, and  I can’t tell you how many hundreds of fans have written me and asked me where they can find a copy of the full length version. Fox never released the song on a soundtrack of any kind to my knowledge, and since they owned the publishing they wouldn’t allow me to release it, so if you want to hear the full 3:00 minute version, this site is one of the few places where you can do that.’ – HK

  • YOU MAKE ME HAPPY’ won Holly Knight  Film and TV ASCAP awards for two consecutive years as one of one of the most popular music themes on TV.
 

 
 
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