Written By Braddon S. Williams
Sheryl Crow’s self-titled 2nd album (1996) was hugely successful and Sheryl Crow deserves all the credit for that success.
She produced it, wrote or co-wrote all the songs, played a ton of different instruments, and definitely sang her heart out.
The song If It Makes You Happy was inescapable that year and remains one of her most well known songs.
I listened to this album quite a lot during that year and it was one that just hit a good time vibe for me.
In general I don’t listen to too much music straight through anymore, preferring shuffle mode to keep things interesting, but the Sheryl Crow album would usually get played all the way through back then, and that is a testament to how well it was produced and sequenced.
Sheryl Crow was an artist who knew what she wanted and knew how to make it happen. It did indeed make me happy!