7 of the Best Happy Birthday Songs

Updated on January 4, 2018
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I've Found Seven Of The Best, Funniest, Greatest, & Traditional Happy Birthday Songs In The World - Plus, Birthday Fun Facts. Adults & Kids.

Happy Birthday - especially if today's your special day

I search high and low to bring you the best happy birthday videos on the Internet. Ideal songs for men, woman and children of all ages.
I search high and low to bring you the best happy birthday videos on the Internet. Ideal songs for men, woman and children of all ages.

Table Of Contents

  • The History of the 'Happy Birthday' Song.
  • Video: Happy Birthday - Traditional.
  • Birthdays: About
  • Video: Happy Birthday Mr. President - Marilyn Monroe.
  • Video: Happy Birthday - Stevie Wonder.
  • Video: Happy Birthday - Altered Images.
  • Video: Happy Birthday - Minions Happy Birthday.
  • Special and Traditional Birthdays.
  • Video: Happy Birthday - Chipmunks.
  • Birthday Anniversary Gifts.
  • Video: A Hilarious Happy Birthday Song.
  • Funny Birthday Jokes.
  • Pets Birthdays.

The History of the 'Happy Birthday' Song

The "Happy Birthday" song was written by the sisters Patty and Mildred Hill who were both American composers and teachers. This song was written in 1893 and initially called "Good Morning to All" for kindergarten children to sing. Now, it has become thee most popular song ever written and also played by numerous different countries and languages around the world.

Video: Happy Birthday To You! - Traditional

  • The music publishing company "Warner Chapel Music Incorporation" owns the copyright to the song "Happy Birthday to You".
  • The song is the highest earning songs of all time.

Birthdays - About

There's one thing in life that we all have in common, and that's a birthday! We are supposed to celebrate this day once a year whether we like it or not.

If you're the Queen of England, or other notable figure, you would celebrate this day on more than one occasion? The Queen of England's official birthday is now celebrated on the first, second, or third Saturday in June. It is marked in London by a ceremony called "Trooping the Colour," also known as the "Queen's Birthday Parade." Other countries have other themes. The Queen is also head of a number of sovereign states.

On the day of your birth, you're generally thrown a party by family and friends who give you gifts in celebration of the blessed event. It is also customary for people to treat you very special on that day, whereas others would rather a quiet time, feeling too old to be celebrating.

Celebrating one's birthday is not universal. Jehovah's Witnesses don't celebrate this day because they consider their origins to be pagan festivals along with Christmas and Easter. Many adults hate celebrating their birthday because it reminds them that they are getting progressively older and some people just cannot afford to have any celebrations at all. There are some people in deprived and 3rd world countries who have no idea what date their birthday is, or how old they are.

In most English speaking countries it is traditional to sing "Happy Birthday to You" to honour the person celebrating a birthday. The "Happy Birthday" song is thought to be the most frequently sung melody in the world. It has been sung in many styles by many people. Below are a few versions that are very popular, and others also popular but not so well known.

Happy Birthday Mr. President By Marilyn Monroe

A rare image of Marilyn Monroe on her 30th birthday in the back of a car.
A rare image of Marilyn Monroe on her 30th birthday in the back of a car.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe whose real name was Norma Jeane Mortenson. She was an award-winning American actress, singer, icon and sex symbol. Her birthday is on the 21st May, 1926.

Marilyn's well known films include "Some Like It Hot", How To Marry A Millionaire", "The Seven Year Itch", "Gentlemen Prefer Blonds" and "Diamond's Are A Girls Best Friend".

On May 19, 1962, she made an appearance at Madison Square Garden's in New York, USA especially to sing "Happy Birthday Mr. President" for President John F. Kennedy..... although technically, it was not his actual birth-date. His was on May 19. After her performance J.F.K joined her on stage and said, quote "I can now retire from politics after having had Happy Birthday sung to me in such a sweet, wholesome way,". The dress that she wore to the event was sold for a world record 1.26 million dollars.

Happy Birthday by Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder singing Happy Birthday
Stevie Wonder singing Happy Birthday

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder, whose real name is Stevland Hardaway Judkins celebrates his birthday on May 13th, 1950. He is a blind American singer-songwriter, mufti-instrumentalist and record producer who has recorded numerous hits and won many awards for his work.

Hit songs include "You Are the Sunshine of My Life", "Superstition", "I Just Called to Say I Love You" and of course, "Happy Birthday" which he wrote himself. He also performed this song for many notable figures including King Carl XVI Gustaf, and Oprah Winfrey's 50th birthday.

Altered Images - Happy Birthday

Altered Images

Altered Images were a very successful Scottish post-punk rock band from the 80s. Their lead singer was Clare Grogan, and she celebrates her birthday on the March 17, 1962. This song was their biggest hit at the time. Clare Grogan also starred in the Scottish romantic comedy film, Gregory's Girl and the science fiction comedy series, Red Dwarf. other hits include, "Don't Talk to Me About Love", and "See Those Eyes".

Minions Happy Birthday Song

Special and Traditional Birthdays

When the most significant date-of-birth digit changes, for example, one's 1st, 10th, 20th, 30th, 50th, or 100th birthday, and certain "coming of age" years are often accompanied by more legal privileges and responsibilities. In Western nations, these traditionally happen at the ages of 12, 15, 16, 18, 19 and 21, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100.

In most legal systems, one becomes a legal adult on a particular birthday, one's 18th or 21st, and at different ages gains more rights and responsibilities, such as voting, being able to purchase alcohol or tobacco. To legally buy lottery tickets and get married, Being eligible for the military draft, voluntary enlistment, or obtain a vehicle driving license..

Traditional Happy Birthday song by some Chipmunks

Notable Birthday Anniversaries

Just like weddings, birthdays are traditionally celebrated with gifts which vary in different countries 1st birthday. Cotton, UK. Paper, USA. The following are UK & USA - 5th birthday. Wood. 10th. Tin. 15th. Crystal. 20th. China. 25th. Silver. 30th. Pearl. 35th. Coral, UK. Jade, USA. 40th. Ruby. 45th. Sapphire. 50th. Gold, and 75th birthday. Diamond.

A Hilarious Happy Birthday Song

Funny Birthday Jokes

  • The most effective way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once.
  • The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and always lie about your age.
  • Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened.
  • Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.
  • It's nice to be here. At my age, it's nice to be anywhere.
  • Forget about the past, because you can't change it. Forget about the future, because you can't predict it. Forget about the present, because I didn't get you one!.
  • A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
  • Were any famous men born on your birthday? A:"No, only babies.

Don't forget your pets birthday!

Pets don't know when their birthday is, but they'll soon know it's a very special day for them, especially when you give them their favourite treats, extra attention, a new toy to play with, and of course, singing happy birthday to them. If you don't know your pets exact birthday, make one up.

© 2008 Compu-Smart


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      Any of them you choose it 7 months ago

      Happy birthday music started for the happy birthday to you

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      jasmine 3 years ago

      ya to birthday song lagaty hi nhi ha toba toba

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      David 4 years ago

      Happy birthday Abby Elliot! You're such a beautiful and great actress. xoxo

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      Earth Mother 4 years ago

      Today is Earth Day. Happy Earth Day to you ALL!.

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      Kos 4 years ago

      Happy birthday to the best and nicest girl in the whole wide world. Her name is Helen Louise Manning and I miss her so much. I just hope she still remembers me and is having a wonderful time today. Sorry I can't be with you.

      Kos X

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      Jano 4 years ago

      Happy birthday and congratulations to Japan's Misao Okawa who was born on 5th March 1898 and is the world's oldest living person.

      She celebrated her 116th birthday yesterday.

      She said the secret to a long life is eating sushi daily and getting at least eight hours sleep each day.

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      b-boy 4 years ago

      2day is my birthday and i got a new iphone AND ipad and im sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo APPY:)

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      Buggsy 4 years ago


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      Mercedes Londono 4 years ago

      Happy birthday to you my dear lovely brother, Paulo. Missing you loads. X

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      Tone/KOS 4 years ago

      Happy Birthday to thee one and only, Helen Louise Manning {Davies}, along time friend whoim I miss and would love to see again someday very soon!! HAPPY NEW YEAR Too!! XOXO :)

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      Sarah B. 4 years ago

      Happy Birthday, my beautiful sky. apologies for the loss of your beloved pet bandit. You are such a beautiful person and positive person. Im so proud of you.

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      jay 4 years ago

      happy birthday to my all time best friend "nawaf" and may all your wishes and dreams really come to live dearie xoxoxoxo

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      conor 4 years ago

      happy birthday granddad. i just want to tell you i love you so much. your the BEST!!!!

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      pretty little gleek 4 years ago

      today is't my birthday again but im still back to still listen to these! 8 best happy birthday songs!

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      sharifa 4 years ago


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      Cindy2001 4 years ago

      Omg,,the chimp monks are so adorable. I gonna ask my mom to buy me one,,or two,,or three lol!!

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      Ziggy 4 years ago

      Happy Birthday Barry, aka smurfy. I hope you have at least 100 more :)

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      Larry 4 years ago

      Happy belated birthday to Google who has just turned 15:)

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      olivia 4 years ago

      Yàaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaàaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa I agreeeeeeeeee

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      HolidayGiftIdea 4 years ago

      This is a great hub. Keep them original.

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      nazim 5 years ago

      call this number bangladesh 01814708354

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      kavi 5 years ago

      happy bufday to all if you born as human n on your birthday............

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      Mahzia 5 years ago

      Happy b day little sis she is 6 now

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      me 5 years ago

      happy birthday to u

      u stepped in some poo

      dont waste it just tate it

      happy birthday to u


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      alex 5 years ago

      My brother's birthday is coming up and im goin to show it to him..... wonder if he will understand it since he is 3?

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      barbara 6 years ago


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      brian 6 years ago

      I really like this song

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      Ned 6 years ago

      Ok we get it

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      Keke 6 years ago

      My birthday is tomorrow. I will b thirteen!!!!!!

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      Patrick Mediana 6 years ago

      Happy Birthday ....!!!!

      Reanza Veanica Mediana !!!!!!!!!!!

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      Onnesha Akhter Nova 6 years ago

      thank u vry much!!! i have loved the songs!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Augusto 6 years ago

      My bday is todayyy novemmber 7th yay...guess it was yesterday but it still counts cuz I didn't sleep.

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      Mishka 6 years ago

      Happy Birth Day

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      Kutie_pie512@yahoo.com 6 years ago

      Your birthday is hear

      Lets all give a cheer

      i hope its a hit...

      Cause your Older Than S%#@ :)

      Emaill me :D

      - Torii

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      Andromeda Smith 6 years ago

      i remember i made one up while my school was singing happy bday to you to some people.

      It goes like this;

      Happy birthday to you

      you live in a loo

      you look like a monkey

      and you smell like poo poo

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      lina 7 years ago

      happy birthday lina

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      Cindy Bernard 7 years ago

      Happy Birthday to Me!

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      ewin 7 years ago


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      tae ann 7 years ago

      oh love it

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      jean dolfo 7 years ago

      wow nice songs......

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      k@ri  7 years ago

      Cute hub, I liked the song by Altered Images. I never heard that one before.

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      William F. Torpey  7 years ago

      Nice hub. I remember watching Marilyn Monroe singing "Happy Birthday" to President Kennedy. The anti-Kennedy crowd raised questions about the event and creating rumors that Kennedy and Marilyn had an affair.

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      JE$$!E 7 years ago

      that wassss sooooooo entertaining great job!!!!! :)

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      dakota austin 7 years ago

      Hi,my name is Dakota and i whet to the fair on 10/18/2010 and i had fun.And my conson whet to.

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      Joelle 7 years ago

      Happy birthday to you:~)

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      Denise Handlon 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Hi, I came across this hub while researching material for a hub on the internet. Great job. Very entertaining. Loved the footage of M.M. w/ the Pres.


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