A new Happy Birthday song
Did you know that one of the world's most popular songs is actually copyrighted? That's right, to sing Happy Birthday in a public setting like a restaurant or theme park requires a license from The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), or the Harry Fox Agency.
That's why the Free Music Archive teamed up with radio station WFMU to challenge songwriters from across the globe to come up with a new birthday song to replace the current one. They received quite a few entries.
The first three songs on the playlist were voted the winners, but there are some other great ones in the list as well. The top two entries also have instrumental-only versions that you can sing along to.