There are many reasons why a popular radio-aired LP track isn't released as a single; the record label may not want to take any attention away from the single. One of Al Green's best recordings, "Love and Happiness," was never issued as a single when it was receiving massive airplay. From a purely business standpoint, it's somewhat understandable. It was included on the sensational 1972 platinum LP I'm Still in Love With You which yielded the gold R&B/pop chart-topping title track, another gold Top Ten hit, "Look What You've Done for Me," and a tantalizing cover of "For the Good Times." Still, "Love and Happiness" is one of Green's classic recordings. It squarely points back to the singer's gospel roots. Written by Green, producer Willie Mitchell, and Stax Records drummer Al Jackson Jr., it was another great song from the trio who wrote the bulk of Green's hits. The intro is reflective of the climax-building style of black Baptist preachers' sermons, using the sparse interplay of Green's reflective vocal inflections and accenting musical riffs. Then the singer counts off into in a mid-tempo organ-dominated, horn-laced groove which is punctuated with background vocals that recall the call-and-response method of a preacher and a responding church choir. Finally, in the breakdown section, Green "testifies" to the power of love. Just like First Choice's "Let No Man Put Asunder," it was years before (and years after Green's hit-making heyday) "Love and Happiness" was released as a single, where it peaked at number 92 R&B and number 104 pop in summer 1977. No matter, it became a long-standing favorite on radio station play lists for years.