Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Hey, Hey, It's Your Birthday

This post goes out to someone who has their birthday today. And I'm not talking about Jennifer Garner. Here's the list:

Five Best...Birthday Songs

#5. "Lisa, It's Your Birthday" by Leon Komposki and Bart Simpson

-If memory serves, I actually "recorded" my own version of this song when I was younger. Thank God that doesn't exist anymore...But this version sung by Leon (Michael Jackson?) and Bart is very touching.

#4. "Happy Birthday" by Weird Al Yankovic

Sample lyric:

"Well there's a punk in the alley and he's looking for a fight
There's an Arab on the corner buying everything in sight
There's a mother in the ghetto with another mouth to feed
Seems that everywhere you look today there's misery and greed

I guess you know the Earth is gonna crash into the sun
But that's no reason why we shouldn't have a little fun
So if you think it's scary, if it's more than you can take
Just blow out the candles and have a piece of cake."

Oh, Weird Al.

#3. "New Happy Birthday Song" by NOFX

For whenever you're wishing a happy birthday to someone you don't care about, think of this song and it's refrain of "you're not special."

#2. "Happy Birthday" by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

Cave tells of a birthday where the best present is a "wonderful dog chair" which can count "right up to eleven." I guess it's better than lame socks or, even worse, a certificate saying that there's a star named after you.

#1. "Birthday" by The Beatles

I can still remember my father playing this for me on my birthday during the summer I spent living with him and his wife, Sylvia, in Saratoga Springs, New York. This song is so much better than the standard "happy birthday to you" that everyone sings. I think it should be changed to The Beatles song--sort of like how if it were up to me, we'd change the National Anthem to something catchier.

2 comments:

kiara ink said...

"Lisa, It's Your Birthday" by Leon Komposki and Bart Simpson

-If memory serves, I actually "recorded" my own version of this song when I was younger. Thank God that doesn't exist anymore..

How do you know that no longer exists, hmmmm?

Nadia said...

(I meant to write this earlier)

Josh is oh so adorable and sweet. Thank you very much mister!