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One Hit Wonder - Bobby McFerrin (1988) (Edited 01/28/13 11:25PM by )
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"Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin - 


"Don't Worry, Be Happy" is a song by musician Bobby McFerrin. Released in September 1988, it became the first a cappella song to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, a position it held for two weeks. The song's title is taken from a famous quote byMeher Baba. The original music video stars Robin Williams and Bill Irwin. The "instruments" in the a cappella song are entirelyoverdubbed voice parts and other sounds made by McFerrin, using no instruments at all. The music video for the song is considerably shorter than the album version. It is also regarded as one of the most frequently miscited songs in history, its writing often attributed to Bob Marley.

The Indian mystic and sage Meher Baba (1894–1969) often used the expression "Don't worry, be happy" when cabling his followers in the West. However, Meher Baba communicated variations of the sentiment; fuller versions of the quote – such as, "Do your best. Then, don’t worry; be happy in My love. I will help you".

Billboard Top 10 - 1988

01. Faith » George Michael
02. Need You Tonight » INXS
03. Got My Mind Set On You » George Harrison
04. Never Gonna Give You Up » Rick Astley
05. Sweet Child O' Mine » Guns N' Roses
06. So Emotional » Whitney Houston
07. Heaven Is A Place On Earth » Belinda Carlisle
08. Could've Been » Tiffany
09. Hands To Heaven » Breathe
10. Roll With It » Steve Winwood
37. Don't Worry, Be Happy » Bobby McFerrin
| Closed on 02/28/13 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | Locker Room, Music | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
12 Fans 
8%a. 10 - Loved that song
8%b. 7-9 - Pretty Good Song
25%c. 5-6 - Ok Song
0%d. 1-4 - What? Who? Huh?
58%e. DON'T WORRY, THAT SUCKED!

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#4 | 575 days ago

When everyone else was singing along with this song....I was covering my ears...

Don't know why....but got on my ever loving last nerve  .....                              surprise      no
DON'T WORRY, THAT SUCKED!  
  
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#1 | 575 days ago

I remember when the song came out, it was a happy little ditty.  Then when I found out that ALL of the sounds were made by McFerrin I was more obsessed with trying to find some kind of "music" that wasn't made by him.  I listened to the background and backup and kind of missed the song....
5-6 - Ok Song  
#2 | 575 days ago

Ha! Put up one of my all time favorite songs by one of my most favorite bands, and expect ablah blah blah about a song that didn't even break the top 10? We thought it was a song about doing, you know, that thing you can't talk about...Guns & Roses Rocks!
DON'T WORRY, THAT SUCKED!  
#3 | 575 days ago

(Edited by ms_hippie_queen)
"one hit wonder"??? i am insulted! the dude is fantastic!

this album is an amazing way to start any day! except if you have picky dogs. mine really hate side 2.

my favorite off spontaneous inventions - you can actually hear him thumping on his chest to make some of his sounds!
and he's unmistakable in pixar's knick knack short. bla-blah, bla-blah, bla-bla-blahblahblah.
#4 | 575 days ago

When everyone else was singing along with this song....I was covering my ears...

Don't know why....but got on my ever loving last nerve  .....                              surprise      no
DON'T WORRY, THAT SUCKED!  
#5 | 575 days ago

Was totally relieved when this no longer got air time
#6 | 575 days ago

I remember Robin Williams in the video.
5-6 - Ok Song  
#7 | 575 days ago

ms_hippie_queen wrote:
"one hit wonder"??? i am insulted! the dude is fantastic!

this album is an amazing way to start any day! except if you have picky dogs. mine really hate side 2.

my favorite off spontaneous inventions - you can actually hear him thumping on his chest to make some of his sounds!
and he's unmistakable in pixar's knick knack short. bla-blah, bla-blah, bla-bla-blahblahblah.
Oh sista....
#8 | 575 days ago

I liked this song...strange as it was...but one of the radio stations changed the lyrics, and now, everytime I hear it, I have to use the "new lyrics"...

"My girlfriend called and said she's late....her father set the wedding date....don't be happy....just worry....."
10 - Loved that song  
#9 | 573 days ago

"Don't worry be happy was a number 1 jam / d@mn if I say it you can slap me right here."

- Chuck D
DON'T WORRY, THAT SUCKED!  

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