Short List: Unhappy Birthday Songs

1. The Ups and Downs – Ozma
“You came to my birthday party just to tell me I should grow up.”

2. Hurt Feelings – Flight of the Conchords
“It’s my birthday, 2003. Waiting for a call from my family. … They forgot about me.”

3. Mr. Curiosity – Jason Mraz
“It’s my birthday and I cannot find no cause for celebration.”

4. Mad World – Gary Jules (cover)
“Children waiting for the day they feel good, happy birthday, happy birthday.” (sad)

5. Everyday Normal Guy 2- Jon LaJoie
“Go party like it’s your birthday. I wasn’t invited, but it’s okay.”

6. We Heart Our Hive – Q and not U
“Shut your windows, happy birthday.” (angry)

7. Love Ridden – Fiona Apple
“I’ve looked at you with the focus I gave to my birthday candles. I’ve wished on the lidded blue flames under your brow, and baby I wished for you.”

8. TIghtrope – Janelle Monae
(fades out repeating Happy Birthday)

9. Older – They Might Be Giants

10. Happy Happy Birthday Song – The Arrogant Worms

11. A Very Unhappy Birthday to You – Oscar the Grouch

12. Your 8th Birthday – Cloud Cult

13. It’s My Party – Lesley Gore

July 29, 2011

in Music,Playlists,short list

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Ben July 29, 2011 at 11:49 PM

I claim unhappiest birthday song:
Birthday Dethday – Dethklok
“One more year closer to dying
Rotting organs ripping grinding
Biological discordance
Birthday equals self-abhorance”


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