Did you Know There’s a Black Happy Birthday Song?

Did you know there’s a new black happy birthday?

Alright, strap in, because the birthday game has been forever changed, and it seems like I missed the memo. And guess what? So did just about everyone else. Apparently, someone (and we’re still scratching our heads trying to figure out who) decided to turn the classic “Happy Birthday” into an unforgettable event. Social media erupted, and now, we’re left with a new anthem that’s taking the birthday celebration to a whole new level.



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♬ original sound – CAMsDEN Pub

The TikTok Breakthrough

Imagine stumbling upon a TikTok video that dropped this summer, introducing a hip-hop-infused version of the traditional birthday tune. It’s not your average serenade—it’s a party starter, complete with new lyrics, harmonies, rap, and some serious bounce. This rendition is a bop that makes you want to Dougie, Superman, Prep, Soulja Boy, Bankhead Bounce, Hit the Quan, or Nae Nae.

The lyrics are straight fire: “I want to say Happy Birthday to you” (repeated four times). But there’s more to it; close your eyes, make a wish, think about it, and blow out your candle. It’s not just a birthday song; it’s a full-on experience. If you haven’t checked out the TikTok video that kicked it all off, do yourself a favor. Trust me; it’s worth it.



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♬ original sound – City Royalty Inc


More Than Just a Song

But wait, there’s another layer to this birthday extravaganza. The crowd doesn’t settle for mere singing. They channel their inner Lil Wayne and break down the beat by moving from song to rap, spelling out Happy Birthday like it’s a spelling bee on steroids. It’s a move that elevates the birthday celebration to a whole new level, reminiscent of Aretha Franklin spelling out “Respect”. If you haven’t seen the mind-blowing rendition yet.


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♬ original sound – City Royalty Inc


A New Anthem in Town

Forget “Good Morning to All” because there’s a new official Black people’s birthday song in town, and it’s a game-changer. The song kicks off with a short countdown, then dives into the words we all know: “Happy Birthday to You.” But that’s where the similarity ends because the crowd breaks out into an obviously well-rehearsed R&B jam.

The birth of this new anthem happened when a video was posted by Danyell Randall. Her friends showed up and showed out for her birthday, and the world took notice.


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♬ original sound – City Royalty Inc




The song starts off with, “I wanna say Happy Birthday to you,” then takes you on a journey of wishes and candle-blowing. And guess what? You can now listen to the full birthday anthem on Spotify

A Certified Bop on Social Media

Since the video hit the internet, their “Birthday” song remix has been dubbed a certified bop by social media. It’s not just confined to TikTok; people are singing the new version at their own celebrations, making it a bona fide movement.

Yes, you heard that right. You can now bop to the new birthday anthem whenever and wherever you want. It’s a whole new level of birthday celebration, and people are loving it.

Ditching the Old for the New

Now, here’s the burning question: Should we retire the traditional “Happy Birthday” song? According to social media, the answer is a resounding yes. The old version is officially deemed trash, and the new Black version is the only way to celebrate. But fear not, if you can’t handle the vocal range of this soulful upgrade, Stevie Wonder’s version is still an acceptable alternative.

So, the next time someone suggests singing “Happy Birthday,” make sure it’s the new black happy birthday, complete with the rap. And if anyone dares to bring up the old version, just politely say, “Please and thank you!” Because, let’s face it, the traditional “Happy Birthday” song is so last century.