Definition of «happiness»

In psychology, happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being which can be defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. Happy mental states may reflect judgements by a person about their overall well-being.

Since the 1960s, happiness research has been conducted in a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including gerontology, social psychology, clinical and medical research and happiness economics.

In philosophy, happiness is translated from the Greek concept of eudaimonia, and refers to the good life, or flourishing, as opposed to an emotion. (Wikipedia)

Happiness (EP)

Happiness is an EP by the former lead singer of The Inspiral Carpets Tom Hingley. It was released on March 2002 on Newmemorabila. The EP plays home to tracks recorded in Radio 2, early versions of Soulfire tracks and a previously unreleased track. (Wikipedia)

Happiness (play)

Happiness is a 2013 play by David Williamson. (Wikipedia)

Happiness (manga)

Happiness (Japanese: ハピネス, Hepburn: Hapinesu) is a Japanese supernatural manga series written and illustrated by Shūzō Oshimi. The series is published by Kodansha in Japan and by Kodansha USA in the United States. (Wikipedia)

Happiness (1998 film)

Happiness is a 1998 American black comedy-drama film written and directed by Todd Solondz, that portrays the lives of three sisters, their families and those around them. The film was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival for "its bold tracking of controversial contemporary themes, richly-layered subtext, and remarkable fluidity of visual style," and the cast received the National Board of Review award for best ensemble performance.

The film spawned the pseudo-sequel Life During Wartime which premiered at the 2009 Venice Film Festival. (Wikipedia)

Happiness (1917 film)

Happiness is a 1917 comedy-drama feature film written by C. Gardner Sullivan and starring Enid Bennett and Charles Gunn. A rich orphan and heiress played by Bennett is described in the newspapers as "the richest and most snobbish girl in America.

" She goes to a co-ed college where she is snubbed by students who view her as a snob. A romance develops with a poor student (played by Charles Gunn) who is taking in washing to pay his way through college. A print exists in the Library of Congress collection. (Wikipedia)

Happiness (2007 film)

Happiness (Hangul: 행복; RR: Haengbok) is a 2007 South Korean film, directed by Hur Jin-ho and starring Hwang Jung-min and Im Soo-jung. It is a love story about two people who meet while battling serious illnesses. (Wikipedia)

Happiness (1956 film)

Happiness (Spanish: Felicidad) is a 1956 Mexican drama film directed by Alfonso Corona Blake. It was entered into the 7th Berlin International Film Festival. (Wikipedia)

Happiness (TV series)

Happiness was a British sitcom broadcast on BBC2 with dramatic, melancholy overtones written by Paul Whitehouse and David Cummings with Whitehouse in the lead role.

There were two series, the first running in 2001 and the second in 2003. Whitehouse has stated that there will probably not be a third. (Wikipedia)

Happiness (1935 film)

This page is about the Soviet film. For the French film, see Le Bonheur (1934 film).

Happiness (Russian: Счастье, translit. Schastye) is a 1935 silent satirical slapstick (or rather lubok) comedy set in the Russian Empire before the October Revolution and in the Soviet Union at the time of the collectivization. Medvedkin's original title was The Snatchers or The Possessors (Стяжатели).

The original print featured an experimental color sequence illustrating a poor peasant's dreams of becoming a king. It was the first color production of the Mosfilm studio. According to Medvedkin, "At that time the peasant could not dream of anything multicoloured of beautiful. His dream was limited, and in that the technology helped". The sequence was discarded on account of its poor technical quality and is apparently lost.

Unnoticed on its release, Happiness became well known in the 1960s among film scholars. It was especially championed by Chris Marker who included some excerpts from Happiness in his 1992 documentary The Last Bolshevik. (Wikipedia)

Happiness (2016 film)

Happiness (Chinese: 幸運是我; pinyin: xìngyùn shì wǒ; Jyutping: hang3 wan6 si6 ngo5; literally: "Lucky is me") is a 2016 Hong Kong drama film directed and written by Andy Lo. Centred around the story of a cognitive disorder patient, the film stars Kara Wai, Carlos Chan and Cya Liu. It was released on 8 September 2016. (Wikipedia)

Happiness (2014 film)

Happiness is a 2014 French-Finnish documentary film written, directed and produced by Thomas Balmès. The film premiered in-competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 17, 2014. It won the Documentary World Cinema Cinematography Award at the festival.

The film premiered at 2014 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival in Views of the World section, on March 16, 2014. It also premiered at 2014 San Francisco International Film Festival on April 27, 2014. (Wikipedia)

Happiness (1924 film)

Happiness is a 1924 American silent comedy film directed by King Vidor, and starring stage actress Laurette Taylor in one of her rare film appearances. The film is based on the 1914 Broadway play of the same name written by Taylor's husband J. Hartley Manners.

This film is preserved at George Eastman House and Gosfilmofond (Russian State archives) Moscow. (Wikipedia)

Happiness (short story)

"Happiness" (Russian: Счастье, translit. Schastye) is an 1887 short story by Anton Chekhov. (Wikipedia)

Happiness (Hurts album)

Happiness is the debut studio album by English synthpop duo Hurts, released on 27 August 2010 by RCA Records. It was preceded by the release of the singles "Better Than Love" on 23 May 2010 and "Wonderful Life" on 22 August 2010. Collaborators include Jonas Quant and production team The Nexus, as well as a duet with Australian singer Kylie Minogue on the song "Devotion". To promote the release of the album, the track "Happiness" was made available as a free download via on 1 August 2010.

Happiness received mixed reviews from music critics. The album debuted at number four on the UK Albums Chart, selling 25,493 copies in its first week—the fastest-selling debut album of 2010 by a band in the United Kingdom. It reached number one on the Greek Foreign Albums Chart, number two in Austria, Germany, Poland and Switzerland, and the top ten in Denmark, Finland, Ireland and Sweden. Happiness has sold 180,218 copies in the UK and over two million copies worldwide. (Wikipedia)

Happiness (Arashi song)

"Happiness" is the twentieth single of the Japanese boy band, Arashi. The single was released in two editions: a regular edition containing the karaoke versions of the songs released in the single, and a limited edition containing a bonus track. The single is the group's ninth consecutive and seventeenth overall number one release, as well as their third consecutive English-titled release. (Wikipedia)

Happiness (Kid606 album)

Happiness is the thirteenth studio album by electronic music musician Kid606, released in 2013 through Tigerbeat6. On the vinyl version of the album, "Tarsier Treehouse" is placed after "If I Am Only Allowed One Song On This Album With Cut Up Female Vocals Then This Song Is It". (Wikipedia)

Happiness (Fridge album)

Happiness is a studio album by the rock band Fridge. It was released in 2001 on Text Records. (Wikipedia)

Happiness (Finnish band)

Happiness is an alternative rock band from Helsinki, Finland. Formed in 2005, the band's current line-up consist of Alexandre Descargues (lead vocals), Jussi Korhonen (bass, vocals), Mikko Pietinen (drums) and Hans Hansen (guitar).

Their style can be defined as a mix of influences from bands like Queens of the Stone Age, Muse, Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead, Mew and Tool.

Most of their compositions are in English. The lyrics and single covers are strong and rated for containing cursing, sexual connotations and politics.

They made their debut in the rock scene with the album 66Ft Melodies in October 2007; recorded in the Dynasty Recordings and released by Warner Music Finland.

The first single was "Accelerate" in May 2007, that made them having a notable rotation in the media.

The second was "Need You" in September 2007, but it was censored and criticized by some media for containing the word "cock" in it.

In the next year, they released two singles more, "Eternal Sunshine of a Communist Mind" in May 2008 and "We Have Come in Means of Terror" in October 2008.

Currently, the band is recording a new album for 2010.

They have been the opener band of artists such as Marilyn Manson and My Chemical Romance, giving them the chance to play in the Ice Hall from Helsinki. (Wikipedia)

Happiness (Goldfrapp song)

"Happiness" is a song by the English duo Goldfrapp from their fourth studio album, Seventh Tree (2008). Written and produced by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory, the song was released as the album's second single on 14 April 2008. It was featured in advertisements for the newly rebranded SyFy network. It reached No.

25 on the UK singles chart and as of 2017, remains their last top 40 hit. (Wikipedia)

Happiness (Japanese group)

Happiness is a Japanese pop girl group formed by LDH in 2008 and signed to Rhythm Zone. They are a dance and vocal unit of collective girl group E-girls alongside Dream and Flower. The group consists of two vocalists and five performers. (Wikipedia)

Happiness (disambiguation)

Happiness is an emotional state characterized by feelings of enjoyment, pleasure, and satisfaction. In economics it is encompassed in the term Utility.

"Happiness" may refer to: (Wikipedia)

Happiness (Kōfuku Kangei!)

Happiness (Kōfuku Kangei!) (ハピネス~幸福歓迎!~, Hapinesu ~Kōfuku Kangei!~, Happiness ~Welcome Happiness!~) is the fourth single by Berryz Kobo, released on August 25, 2004. The single entered the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart at number 20, with 11,000 copies setting a record for Berryz Kobo's first week sales. (Wikipedia)

Happiness (Sam Sparro song)

"Happiness" is a song by Australian singer-songwriter, music producer, and former child actor Sam Sparro. The song was released on 17 February 2012 as the lead single from his second studio album Return to Paradise (2012). The single was certified platinum by the Belgian Entertainment Association.

The song hit number one in the Belgian charts. The Magician Remix (by Belgian DJ Stephen Fasano) is the version that is most popular in Belgium (and the one that made the hit list).


Happiness (The Weepies album)

Happiness is the first album released by pop-folk band The Weepies. It was released independently by the band on November 29, 2003. (Wikipedia)

Happiness (Maki Ohguro album)

Happiness is the eleventh studio album by Japanese J-pop singer and songwriter Maki Ohguro. It was released on 22 June 2005 under EMI Japan.

This album consist of two previously released singles, such as Asahi~Shine&Groove~ and Over Top.

The album reached No. 28 in its first week on the Oricon chart. The album sold 21,000 copies. This is her last album which reached into Top 20 Oricon weekly charts. (Wikipedia)

Happiness (The Beloved album)

Happiness is a 1990 album from British pop band The Beloved. The album reached #14 on the UK Albums Chart on its release, in March 1990, and subsequently reached #154 on the US Billboard 200 Pop Albums Chart.

Having slimmed down from a four piece to a duo comprising Jon Marsh and Steve Waddington in 1987, following the departure of original members Tim Havard and Guy Gausden, Marsh and Waddington soon fell under the influence of the burgeoning Acid House scene emerging in London at the time, from clubs such as Shoom. The duo changed their style from the New Order-influenced synthpop, and took in influences from acid house, pop and techno (the record also features Chicago house diva Kym Mazelle on female vocals).

The change in style proved to be their commercial breakthrough, as the album yielded three Top 40 UK singles – "The Sun Rising" at #26, "Hello" at #19, and "Your Love Takes Me Higher" at #39. A fourth single, "Time After Time" failed at Number 46 in the UK, but was one of the group's most popular songs in some European countries, including Italy, where the long playing work became known soon after the release of the final single, which also caused the previous singles to be reissued. The success of the album was so big as to push the band to release a whole remix album, called Blissed Out, in 1991, including almost all of the original album's songs, in one or more remixed versions, and a number of additional tracks, mostly instrumental.

It featured in a number of best of lists for 1990 – Number 5 in The Face, number 19 in Select, number 26 in the NME and also in Q magazine's unranked 50 best albums of the year.

In 1996, Mixmag ranked the album at number 48 in its list of the "Best Dance Albums of All Time". (Wikipedia)

Happiness (Alexis Jordan song)

"Happiness" is the debut single by American singer and 2006 America's Got Talent contestant Alexis Jordan. It is the lead single from her self-titled debut studio album, released in the United States on September 7, 2010. The upbeat dance-pop and house rhythm behind the track was heavily sampled from electronic artist deadmau5's "Brazil (2nd Edit)" (released two years prior to "Happiness"). The lyrics were written by Autumn Rowe and Petr Brdičko, and the track was re-edited for the lyrics by Stargate.

"Happiness" was generally well received by many critics, with some complimenting Jordan's vocal abilities. In the United States, the song topped the Hot Dance Club Songs chart, giving Jordan her first number one on the chart. It reached number 1 in the charts in the Netherlands (staying there for 10 weeks) and has also charted in the top five in countries such as the United Kingdom and Australia. An accompanying music video, directed by Aggressive, sees Jordan being torn apart from her love interest. It was noted for its similarities to Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out of My Head". The (Dave Audé Club Mix) was the official song of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany. (Wikipedia)

Happiness (Elliott Smith song)

"Happiness" is a song by American singer-songwriter Elliott Smith. It was released on February 8, 2000 by record label DreamWorks as the first single from his fifth studio album, Figure 8. It was also released on 7-inch vinyl by Cavity Search. (Wikipedia)

Happiness (Lisa Germano album)

Happiness is the second album by Lisa Germano. It was originally released by Capitol Records in 1993, and re-released by 4AD Records the next year. A music video was produced for the single "You Make Me Want To Wear Dresses.

" (Wikipedia)

Happiness (Bill Anderson song)

"Happiness" is a song written by American country musician Bill Anderson, and first recorded by Anderson on his 1963 album Still.

In the United Kingdom, the song is best known in the version by comedian and singer Ken Dodd. Dodd's recording, arranged by Ivor Raymonde and released on EMI's Columbia label, reached number 31 on the UK Singles Chart in 1964. Although not one of Dodd's biggest chart hits, it became known as the comedian's signature song. (Wikipedia)

Happiness (Robert Palmer song)

"Happiness" is a song by the English vocalist Robert Palmer, released in 1991 as the fifth and final single from his tenth studio album Don't Explain. The song was written by Palmer, and produced by Teo Macero and Palmer.

Released as the final single from the 1990 Don't Explain album, the song saw limited commercial success, reaching No. 62 in Germany. The song's lyrics speak the message of taking chances in life and taking a chance on happiness.


Happiness (Matthew Ryan album)

Happiness is an album released by Matthew Ryan in 2002 on One Little Indian. It was recorded in his own home. (Wikipedia)

Happiness (Vanessa Williams song)

Happiness was the first single from Vanessa Williams' album Next. It was released on July 24, 1997. The song utilizes samples from Nu Shooz's "I Can't Wait" and Funkadelic's "(Not Just) Knee Deep". (Wikipedia)

Happiness (Dance Gavin Dance album)

Happiness is the third studio album by American rock band Dance Gavin Dance, released on June 9, 2009, on Rise Records. It is the band's second consecutive, and final, studio album to feature Kurt Travis on clean vocals and Zachary Garren on rhythm guitar, and is their first studio album to not feature founding member, screaming vocalist Jon Mess, who departed from the line-up in 2008. It is also the group's only studio album to feature bass guitarist Jason Ellis and is their only release to feature screaming vocals from lead guitarist Will Swan. The album serves as a follow-up to the group's sophomore studio album, Dance Gavin Dance (2008) and was produced by Kris Crummett, who recorded the album with the band in Portland, Oregon at Interlace Audio Recording Studio in February 2009. Following its release, the album peaked at No. 145 on the Billboard 200 and No. 30 on the Top Independent Albums chart.

The album sees a significant departure from the group's previous traditional post-hardcore and emo sound, venturing into funk rock and experimental rock. Happiness was supported by its lead single, "Don't Tell Dave", which was released on May 28, 2009. The second single, "NASA", was released on May 31. A music video for the album's third single, "Tree Village", was released on August 15, 2009. The band toured briefly in support of the album, touring North America, Europe, and Australia. (Wikipedia)

Sentences with «happiness» (usage examples):

  • Above all, it is important to know that happiness is a choice. (
  • Vitamin D has been linked to the amount of serotonin (mood and happiness hormone) your brain releases. (
  • When it was announced, I daresay, I teared up a little bit with happiness for the crew that worked so hard on that game. (
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