Donna Fargo performs “Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A”

It reached number # 1 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs for three weeks in a row and it stayed 23 weeks on the list. On the charts of Canadian RPM Country Tracks, it reached number # 16. It was the first number one of Donna's career.

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Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A:

A song written and recorded by Donna Fargo for the Dot label, was recorded in January 1972, at RCA Victor Studio, 1610 Hawkins St., Nashville, TN. With the production of Stan Silver, it was launched in February 1972. On June 3, 1972, it reached number # 1 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs for three weeks in a row and it stayed 23 weeks on the list. On the charts of Canadian RPM Country Tracks, it reached number # 16. It was the first number one of Donna’s career.

Lp Cover Donna Fargo ( Dot 1972 )
Lp Cover Donna Fargo ( Dot 1972 )

The song was included on the album of the same name, The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A. (Dot 1972), was their first studio album, released in May 1972, on August 12, 1972, it reached # 1 on the charts of US Top Country Albums, for 4 weeks in a row, and remained in the charts during 55 weeks. The album was certified gold in the USA.

Fargo told Tom Roland in The Billboard Book of Number One Country Hits that he wrote the song with a different title originally. It really started out to be ‘Happiest Girl in the World,’ but the rhyme scheme got to be too unnatural, so I changed it to ‘U.S.A.’ It kind of wrote itself after that.

The record earned Fargo at Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance, Female, at the 15th Annual Grammy Awards on March 3, 1973.



Single cover Donna Fargo ( Dot 1972 )
Single cover Donna Fargo ( Dot 1972 )

Some versions:

Kitty Wells 1972 (Decca)
Tammy Wynette 1972 (Ep
Tanya Tucker 1972 (Columbia)
Jeanne Pruett 1972 (Decca)
Sonny James 1973 (Columbia)
The Countdown Singers 2001 (Madacy Records)
Debbie Rule 2015 (Heart of Texas Records)





Donna Fargo – Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A. Lyrics

Shine on me sunshine
Walk with me world
It’s a skippidity do da day
I’m the happiest girl, in the whole U.S.A

Good morning morning
Hello sunshine
Wake up sleepy head
Why’d we move that bojangle clock so far away from the bed
Just one more minute
That’s why we moved it
One more hug would do
Do you love waking up next to me
As much as I love waking up next to you

You make the coffee
I’ll make the bed
I’ll fix your lunch
And you fix mine
Now tell me the truth
Do these old shoes look funny
Honey it’s almost nine
Now you be careful
Gotta go, I love you
Have a beautiful day
And kiss the happiest girl, in the whole U.S.A

Skippidity do da
Thank you oh Lord for making him for me
And thank you for letting life turn out the way
That I always thought it could be
There once was a time when I could not imagine
How it would feel to say
I’m happiest girl, in the whole U.S.A

Now shine on me sunshine
Walk with me world
It’s a skippidity do da day
I’m the happiest girl, in the whole U.S.A

Shine on me sunshine
Walk with me world
It’s a skippidity do da day
I’m the happiest girl, in the whole U.S.A

Shine on me sunshine
Walk with me world
It’s a skippidity do da day
I’m the happiest girl, in the whole U.S.A

Single Donna Fargo ( Dot 1972 )
Single Donna Fargo ( Dot 1972 )

Miquel Batlle
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