5 Songs To Sing At Your Next Birthday Party

Apr 8, 2014

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While the traditional "Happy Birthday" song is ubiquitous, there are a few alternatives. We even tried our hand at a new way to sing the praises of someone celebrating their birthday.

You can weigh in on our version at our Facebook page.  Or, send your own version as an .mp3 to wordofmouth@nhpr.org, or call and record it on our listener line at 603 223 2448.

Meanwhile, here are few alternative singing options for your next Birthday soiree.

1. The Mr. Rogers Version

2. Happy Birthday Lisa (A cover from a fan.)

The Simpsons featured a new Happy Birthday song with a little help from Michael Jackson. A talented fan remixed it for his own use.

3. Stephen Colbert's Royalty-Free Birthday Song

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4. Stevie Wonder's Happy Birthday Song

5. The Beatles: "Birthday" Song

Here's a list of potential Happy Birthday alternatives from the Free Music Archives.

Scott Keyes, senior reporter for Think Progress wrote the article, ‘Why We Should Stop Singing Happy Birthday’ for Pacific Standard Magazine. You can hear Virginia's interview with Scott, right here.