Released in March 30th 1963, “If You Wanna Be Happy” states that if you wanna be happy, never make a pretty woman your wife, instead find one that can cook. It became a huge hit, becoming the #1 song in America on May 18, 1963 and remaining at #1 for 2 weeks. The record also crossed over to the R&B chart where it became a #1 hit. Jimmy’s hit sold well over 1 million copies and was awarded a “Gold Record”. The song was based on the calypso song “Ugly Woman”.