Songs with meaningful lyrics can affect people's emotions and the mood of any event. Adding birthday songs when making slideshows can help you deliver your message in a more exciting and unique manner.
Of course, "Happy Birthday to You" is the song we often hear during birthday parties. Aside from this classic song, there are other tunes that can be used as background music when creating birthday videos or slideshows. Here are just some of them.
1. Birthday – The Beatles
Performed by The Beatles, "Birthday" was written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon. It was included in "The White Album" released in 1968. It's a song about having fun on one's birthday.
Lyrics: "You say it's your birthday. Well it's my birthday too yeah. You say it's your birthday. We're gonna have a good time. I'm glad it's your birthday. Happy birthday to you."
2. Happy Birthday – Altered Images
Altered Images' "Happy Birthday" is the group's most successful song. It peaked at number two on the UK pop singles chart. This song has the perfect combination of fast punky guitar and wonderful bass. It will bring out several emotions once you listen to it.
Lyrics: "Happy, happy birthday in a hot bath. To those nice nice nights. I remember always, always. I got such a fright. Seeing them in my dark cupboard. With my great big cake."
3. Happy Birthday – Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder's "Happy Birthday" was part of the campaign to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. as a nationwide holiday. It was successful and today, the song is widely used for birthday celebrations. Stevie Wonder performed the song at the Diamond Jubilee Concert.
Lyrics: "And I'm sure you would agree. It couldn't fit more perfectly. Than to have a world party. On the day you came to be."
4. 16 Candles – The Crests
"16 Candles" was performed by The Crests. It was the title song for the 1984 movie 16 Candles. This song is perfect for 16th birthday celebrations with its typical slow dance tune.
Lyrics: "Sixteen candles make a lovely light. But not as bright as your eyes tonight."
5. Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen – Neil Sedaka
"Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen" is an upbeat song that goes well with the vibe of a 16th birthday celebration. Performed by Neil Sedaka, "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen" was Neil's 4th song to reach the top 10 pop hit.
Lyrics: "Tonight's the night I've waited for. Because you're not a baby anymore. You've turned into the prettiest girl I've ever seen. Happy birthday sweet sixteen."
6. Birthday Sex – Jeremih
"Birthday Sex" is Jeremih's debut single. It peaked at number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Birthday Sex" was written by Keith James and Jeremih.
Lyrics: "Don't need candles and cake, just need your body to make birthday sex, birthday sex, birthday sex, birthday sex."
7. Happy Birthday – The Click 5
Happy Birthday was The Click 5's 3rd single for Malaysia and Singapore and 2nd second single for the Philippines and Thailand. Written by Jez Ashurst, Ben Romans and Chris Braide, this song peaked at number one on the Philippines MYX Hit Chart and at number three on the Singapore 987FM Top 20.
Lyrics: "So hard when you're far away. It's lame but I forgot the date. I won't make the same mistake. I'm so to blame."
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