Music is powerful in that it has the ability to express many things – emotions, desires, fears, hopes, or even simply a message of goodwill.
One of the best-known songs in America is one such “message” song. Its meaning is simple, its lyrics and melody instantly recognizable. But while this song is incredibly popular, it has yet to be tackled in an organized fashion by the a cappella community, perhaps due in part to the very simplicity that gives this old tune its ubiquitous reach.
Over 115 years ago, the familiar tune of “Happy Birthday” was written in the form of a song called “Good Morning To All,” penned by a teacher-musician sister duo in 1893, with the festival words coming along some time later. Most modern-day groups tend toward more contemporary fare. But now, over a century later, Los Angeles a cappella quartet XY Unlimited will be releasing a whopping 187 versions of the classic anniversarial anthem for digital download through A Cappella Records!
From “Aaron” to “Meghann” – and 185 in between – users can find and download a “Happy Birthday” rendition for a loved one that they can truly call their own. The list also includes some humorous entries, such as “Mozart” and “Reddit.”
Be sure to check out this extensive catalog celebratory works of XY Unlimited on iTunes, and download a memorable melodic gift for your special birthday boy or girl today!