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“Happy Birthday to you” (or simply “Happy Birthday“) is a song that is traditionally sung to celebrate the anniversary of a person’s birth. According to the 1998 Guinness World Records, this is the most recognized tune in the English language.
The melody of the rhyme comes from the song “Good Morning to All”, which has been attributed to American siblings Patty Hill and Mildred J. Hill in 1893.
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“Happy Birthday to you” Sing-Along Video with lyrics [cheerful version]
“Happy Birthday to you” Sing-Along Video with lyrics [clean ending]
“Happy Birthday to you” lyrics
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday, dear ____ _____
Happy Birthday to you.
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Interesting Facts about the “Happy Birthday” Song
• “Happy Birthday” is one of the highest-earning songs of all time having made in the region of US$50 million in earnings since it came into existence several decades ago.
• In 1998, the Guinness World Records placed this song at number one on their list of the most popular songs in the English language.
• During the Apollo 9 mission astronauts sang “Happy Birthday” to the then NASA space operations director Christopher Kraft in honor of his birthday, thereby making this song the first song to be performed live in outer space.
• On the first anniversary of NASA’s Curiosity Rover’s landing on Mars on August 5, 2013, NASA scientists at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)programmed Curiosity to “sing” the “Happy Birthday” song to itself in a crater on the Red Planet, more than million miles from earth.
• One of the most notable performances of this song was on May 19, 1962 when famed American actress and singer, Marilyn Monroe, sang it to the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, as he celebrated his 45th birthday at the third Madison Square Garden. Monroe was joined on stage by noted jazz pianist, Hank Jones. Monroe’s version of the song was titled “Happy Birthday, Mr. President”. Monroe died tragically at the age of 36 about three months after that legendary performance.
• Prior to the song entering into the public domain in 2016, Warner Chappell Music, who had ownership of the song, had been generating as much as $2 million every year from the song through licensing it to be used for commercial purposes.