Happy is a hit single released on 21 November 2013. It was performed, written and produced by American singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer Pharrell Lanscilo Williams, or known better as Pharrell Williams.
Happy is the first and only single of the Despicable Me 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. It is interesting that the movie does not have any other songs in its soundtrack.
Pharrell’s single is also featured on Girl, the second studio album of the great American super star.
Happy is a wonderful blend of uptempo soul and neo soul musical genres which spans over a period of 3 minutes and 53 seconds.
The song was recorded in 2013, the same year of its release in Circle House Studios, Miami, Florida, United States of America. It was published by Back Lot Music, i Am Other and Columbia record labels.
Happy is available to purchase in 7", 12", CD and digital download formats.
This is Pharrell’s most successful single to date. I reached the top of many charts in multiple countries worldwide like United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and 19 other. In the US it manage to sell nearly 6, 5 million copies, making it the best-selling song of the year 2014. In the UK Happy sell over 1, 5 million copies. It set three separate records in the UK and it was also the most streamed and downloaded song of September the 2014.
In the UK, Happy is currently the 9th best-selling single of all time, just after "She Loves You" by The Beatles.
In total Happy sold, streamed and was downloaded for a staggering 14 million times worldwide making it the most successful song of the year. An impressive achievement.
Pharell Williams’ Happy free piano sheets are a statement of what the artist wanted to express with the song. Download the free PDF and enjoy playing it on your piano.
The single had a stunning success. It captivated fans and critics in the US and in the entire world. Rolling Stone stated as beig:
"an instant contender for 2013's Song of the Summer"
Huw Woodward said also said that:
"Happy is a rather… well… happy affair with a cheerful beat and exuberant vocal that would indicate that the former N.E.R.D singer is finding a lot of lighthearted fun to be had in both music and life. 'Because I'm happy, clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth' sings Williams as the jaunty rhythm gets your head nodding."
Contactmusic.com commented that the song is:
"unbelievably catchy" and "the kind of song that makes you want to dance and sing along"
We Are from LA. directed the song’s music video. French music video director, graphic designer and singer-songwriter Yoann Lemoine handled the creative part of the video.
The song dominated the musical charts in the world for multiple consecutive weeks.
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