This week in ‘Ginny’s Got the Skinny’,
Clifford Booger Ginny Gimlette deigns to let us all know what music is currently popular in the exclusive discount shopping malls of NYC .
Everywhere I go in New York city, walking the malls, stuck in stinky cabs, watching foreign car commercials and kiddy movies, you can’t escape Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy.”
It gets so much play, I just want to smash the radio. And really, how original is this big hit? For generations, recording artists have charmed us with “happy” songs. Is Mr. Williams just stealing from his predecessors?
In 1988, Bobby McFerrin had a little ditty called “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” How happy was he really? Where is he now, smoking a doobie in no man’s land?
Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland did double time with their duet of “Happy Days Are Here Again / Get Happy” in 1963. It sounded joyful, but let’s face it, Barbra’s never happy with anything and Judy had a tragic life filled with addiction and died on the toilet…
HAPPY? I think not!
So, Pharrell will probably ride his short fame-train with a big smile on his face now, but let’s see if he’ll crash and burn like the others who came before…
Who’s happy now?
Do songs about happiness drive you to buy low cost retail goods? Let Ginny know what you think in the comments below.Be social, go on! Share this post.