Listen to Wesley Schultz’s ‘If It Makes You Happy’ from How I Met Your Father, Season 2, Ep. 1

Wesley Schultz’ ‘If It Makes You Happy‘ is a superb cover of the Crow original

Lead singer and guitarist for The Lumineers, Wesley Schultz, had his song ‘If It Makes You Happy‘ featured on the soundtrack of the sitcom How I Met Your Father this week — How I Met Your Father, Season 2, Episode 1, “Cool and Chill“.

The track was played as Sophie tells Jesse she saw him and Meredith kissing.

The song, of course, is Schultz’ cover of the classic Sheryl Crow track that came out in 1996 as the lead single from her second studio album.

It is one of several modern classic songs Schultz has recorded in the last few years.

Wesley Schultz’ ‘If It Makes You Happy‘ is a song from his solo album of cover songs, Vignettes, which the singer released in late 2020.

At the time of release, Schultz called it a love letter to all those times he played to in coffee shops when he was just starting out as a musician, and having to perform cover songs as he didn’t have enough songs he had written himself.

Listen to Wesley Schultz ‘If It Makes You Happy‘ from this week’s How I Met Your Father on his Vignettes album, and in the video.

There is also an interesting video where Schultz talks about Vignettes, about ‘If It Makes You Happy‘ in particular, and why he thinks the song is such a superbly written song.

You can check that commentary out below as well.


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.