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
"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.