Joy

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"Joy"
Joy cover.PNG
Single by Penguin Band
from the album Legacy
Released June 30, 2016
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded March 4, 2016
Genre Alternative pop
Length 3:26
Label Club Penguin Music Records
Writer(s) Peter Jones, Bill Gregory, Steven Bobly, Franky Jones
Producer Petey K
Certification Gold
Penguin Band chronology
"Greatest Day"
(2016)
"Joy"
(2016)
"When We First Came Here"
(2016)


"Joy" is a single by Antarctican pop group Penguin Band. The song was recorded during March 2016 and was released on June 30, 2016 by Club Penguin Music Records for digital download from iceTunes as the lead summer single from their fourth album Legacy (2016). It is the eighteenth single of the Band's discography. It was written by all four members of the band and was produced by Petey K. "Joy" is an upbeat and uplifting song about feeling good about yourself.

It was released four months after "Greatest Day", the final single off their third album Timeless (2015). It continues the Band's high work rate in putting out songs and albums whenever they feel like it. The label didn't want the Band to release new music as they had just released two albums in a year and were requested to take a break until 2017, however "Joy" came to fruition out of nowhere and Petey K felt like it was "a song for the time". Thus, it was released off schedule. After release, "Joy" was intended to be just be a bonus track instead of the lead single, however its success changed its status.

Background[edit]

Petey K was in the studio and randomly felt in a good mood, which led to him writing feel-good lyrics. The rest of the band then added their own touches to the lyrics and Petey K whipped up a quick beat. The song was then recorded and mastered in no time on March 6, 2016. Petey K wanted to release the song as soon as possible. Many thought the song was not good enough to be a single as it felt like it had no real purpose or a way of tying into an album. Also, the release would signal to the public that a new Penguin Band album was coming, even though this was not planned.

Nevertheless "Joy" was released as a single. At the moment the Band and the label are unsure as to if the song will be the lead single to their next album. It was most likely that its status will be demoted to a mere promotional single and be on no album, or be included as a bonus track. But then the popularity and success of the song became so large that in the end it became the lead single off Legacy.

Lyrics[edit]

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Oh, happiness
Oh, happiness

I got a homesick heart but a long ways left to go
I've been doing my part but I ain't got much to show
So I'm asking you to show me some forgiveness
It's all for you in my pursuit of happiness
Chasing that life, moving on cause I had to prove
There ain't no life worth doing what I did to you
So I'm asking you to show me some forgiveness
It's all for you in my pursuit of happiness

I got dreams that keep me up in the dead of night
Telling me I wasn't made for the simple life
There's a light I see, but it's far in the distance
So I'm asking you to show me some forgiveness
It's all for you in my pursuit of happiness

Oh, happiness
Oh, happiness

I've been working all night, maybe you could help me to believe
The song ain't nothing when this song can't set you free
So I'm asking you to show me some forgiveness
It's all for you in my pursuit of happiness

I got dreams that keep me up in the dead of night
Telling me I wasn't made for the simple life
There's a light I see, but it's far in the distance
So I'm asking you to show me some forgiveness
It's all for you in my pursuit of happiness

Oh, happiness
Oh, happiness

Sometimes you leave the ones you love
But if it's life, they won't give up
Cause they know a war's raging and you gotta choose
These days are tough, these days are long
Sometimes it's hard, you carry on
But I hear a voice singing and I know it's true

I got dreams that keep me up in the dead of night
Telling me I wasn't made for the simple life
There's a light I see, but it's far in the distance
So I'm asking you to show me some forgiveness
It's all for you in my pursuit of happiness

Oh, happiness
Oh, happiness
Oh, happiness
Oh, happiness

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download
  1. "Joy" (single version) – 3:26
  2. "Joy" (Radio Edit) – 3:08
  • Remixes
  1. "Joy" (DJ Melodie Remix) – 3:20
  2. "Joy" (Alexander Gonzalez Remix) – 3:12
  3. "Joy" (Thunder Bay Remix) – 3:25

Critical reception[edit]

The single had moderate yet increasing success and received decent reviews by music critics. The average rating was 4.2/5 stars. Raymond Vegas gave the song a 4/5 star review:

See also[edit]