A music video is making waves through the internet as this week’s top trending video: “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. This song was performed in the hit movie “Despicable Me 2.”
The piece initially gained attention last summer when people dancing in the streets of Los Angeles produced 360 different versions of the famed song. There were famous actors and comedians also dancing to the song, stretching its popularity. You have comedians such as Jimmy Kimmel and professional and nonprofessional dancers dancing to the beat.
Check out the top 5 Pharrell Williams “Happy” Videos for D.C. Area here! Many people started making their own video as homage to their own institutions. Howard University has their version of “Happy,” and you also would see this trending video in other countries, such as Vienna, Austria and Jamaica.
“Happy” has successfully topped the U.S 100 Billboard chart and charts in 19 other countries. This song is also the number 1 downloaded song on the Apple iTunes. It has debuted outside the United Kingdom’s Singles Chart on December 1, 2013. It spent several weeks on the chart before climbing all the way to number one on December 29.
This was Williams’s third number one, making him the first artist to have three number ones in a single calendar year, since the Black Eye Peas and Lady Gaga. It has sold over one million copies in the United Kingdom and has reached the summit on three separate occasions. Radio stations all over were playing this song. Radio 1, Heart and Kiss were all over this song. Radio 2 has placed this song on their A-list because of its appeal both inside and outside the youth audience.
“Happy” has received highly positive views from music critics. This song was nominated at the 86thAcademy Awards for Best Original Song. However, “Happy” lost to “Let It Go” from Frozen. “Happy” is going to be every where for months to come. This song puts a spring in everyone’s step and lifting up many people’s spirits. It’s a great song.