Artwork by Greg Harrison
Now the submissions for The New Happy Birthday Song Contest are closed, here are my 6 favorite tracks.
This contest was created to let people create a new "Happy Birthday" song, as simple to sing and to remember as the one still under copyright protection.
While listening to the 135 tracks, I heard lots of interesting songs but most of them were too hard to sing and memorize (some very complicated melodies).
I selected Monk Turner + Fascinoma and Silence is full of birds for their professional quality and great melodies, even if those melodies are a little more complicated than the 4 other ones.
Guillaume Tucker's song could just not get out of my head since my first listening at the beginning of the month... I don't like the voice effect on the Blue Monkey Music's one but really enjoyed the melody.
I don't think we can make more simple than the Happy Birthday Now from Abby and Chris, it's really a great alternative song that everybody could sing. Finally I really enjoyed the funny side of the (Badumm Badumm) Happy Birthday to ya from Backyard Music.
We'll see the judges opinion... ;-)