Uploaded on Aug 25, 2008
**** H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y ****
These are my Happy Birthday Variations. I improvise a new rendition every time I get a birthday request when entertaining on piano. Quite often people sing, and there's often a cake and candles as well!
Inspired by sir Mozart and his piano sonata in A major.
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Happy Birthday Song!!
happybirthdaytoyou. "Happy Birthday to You," also known more simply as "Happy Birthday," is a traditional American song that is sung with joy to celebrate and commemorate the anniversary of a person's birth. Per the Guinness Book of World Records, "Happy Birthday to You" is presently noted as the most well recognized song in the English language, followed by, yet just as well liked, "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" and "Auld Lang Syne.
In spite of it's lyrics, the basic melody of "Happy Birthday to You" comes from the roundelay song "Good Morning to All," which was written and simply composed by the two American sisters Patty Hill and Mildred J. Hill in 1893
In 1935 "Happy Birthday to You" was copyrighted as a work for hire by Preston Ware Orem for the Summy Company, the publisher of "Good Morning to All". The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Zucker brothers learned about the copyright issue unwittingly when they decided to include a gag in The Kentucky Fried Movie that had made them laugh growing up: A man sings "Happy Birthday" to remind himself of his own name.
King of the Hill uses a song written to the tune of "Up on the Housetop" for birthday-related scenes and flashbacks.
1963 The Beatles' Christmas Album had John Lennon singing an impromptu parody.
In 1955, Igor Stravinsky - Greeting Prelude, to commemorate 80th birthday of Pierre Monteux.
One of the most famous performances of "Happy Birthday to You" was Marilyn Monroe's rendition to U.S. President John F. Kennedy in May 1962.
sung by the crew of Apollo IX on March 8, 1969.
In the Homestar Runner cartoon "Strong Bad Sings", there is a scene where The Cheat plays "Happy Birthday to You" on the piano while Strong Mad struggles to remember the words to the song.
In the first season of the show Sports Night, Dan Rydell is told that his company will have to pay $2,500 in legal costs because he sang "Happy Birthday" to his co-anchor Casey on air.
Citizens Brigade Aqua Teen Hunger Force for Meatwad's birthday.
On the July 23, 1985 episode of Super Password, Tom Poston, Who was one of the celebrity guests, told Bert Convy to look at the puzzle board which asked whose birthday it was that day. the answer was Bert Convy. Everybody in the studio sang and a cake came out the entrance door.
Futurama episode "I Second That Emotion" parodied the copyright issue with a distinctly similar-tuned song with new lyrics and ending with "Now let's all have some cake".
The Simpsons (Series 3), The Ramones sing punk rock rendition of "Happy Birthday to You" to Mr. Burns, at the end of which CJ Ramone says, "Go to hell y'old bastard."
In an episode of Curb your Enthusiasm, the characters are singing "Happy Birthday to You" to Ben Stiller, but Larry David refuses to sing the song to him.
On the January 9, 2008 Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, during the "It's Email Time Again" section of the show where host Craig Ferguson answers viewers' emails, one viewer told Craig it was her birthday and asked if he would sing her "Happy Birthday".
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