Amazingly evergreen song and artist we have here. I do not think there is one person today that has not heard this iconic song once in his life.
Let me tell you something about Bobby McFerrin, in his real name Robert Keith McFerrin Junior, born in 1950. He is an American singer, known for his amazing voice and vocal techniques.
He sings more jazz, vocal, classical, and a cappella. His songs are mainly solo and his career started in 1970 and he is still active.
His song Don’t Worry, Be Happy was an amazing success over the world, number 1 U.S. pop hit in 1988, won a lot of prizes and it is known all over the world. It was such a message for the entire world and is considered to be a symbol of happiness and the power of leaving all behind and just live your life. The song is part of the album named Simple Pleasures.
The song was released in 1988 and it was the first a cappella song to reach no.1 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Don’t Worry Be Happy was an international hit, reaching charts all over the world, in countries like the UK, Canada, Austria, Australia, Netherlands, South Africa, and so on.
Bobby was inspired to write this song by the facial expressions of the Indian Meher Baba, who used this expression all the time, being posted on cards, posters, and inspirational prints during the 60s.
Looking into the free Don’t Worry Be Happy piano sheetsmusic, we can find out that in the a cappella song the instruments are entirely overdubbed voice parts and sounds produced by Bobby himself. He used no instruments at all.
The song has also a music video that shows Bobby singing the lyrics.
Don’t Worry Be Happy was used in comedies, movies, commercials like for example in the romance film named Cocktail, with Tom Cruise and Elisabeth Shue.
In addition, Full House TV show in 1988, presidential campaign song and there was even a book titled Don’t Worry Be Happy in 1989, published by Delacorte Press.
You can find the free Don’t Worry Be Happy piano sheets on our website and enjoy it at your piano.