Can you come up with the new 'Happy Birthday?'

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  1. DeathStar1

    DeathStar1 Producer

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    You know..

    Something got me thinking about this before. if it's really illegal to sing public performances of Happy Birthday in public, why dosen't someone come up with a new version?

    i was thinking of something along a rock version..

    'Happy Birthday, Oh Yeah!
    Happy Birthday, Oh Yeah!
    it's your Birthday....
    you where born in 1926, in the state of NJ, to...(here, the artist puts in as mny facts, and it could turn into a challen to see how many they can sing in one verse without getting tired)
    Happy Birthday, Oh yeah!'

    The guy who does those Slim Jim commercials could be the official singer [​IMG].
     
  2. Garrett Lundy

    Garrett Lundy Producer

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    It's not illegal, you'd just have to pay royalties. This is why every chain restaurant has their own unique birthday jingle.
     
  3. MarkHastings

    MarkHastings Executive Producer

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    Then we'd have to pay royalties to that person. [​IMG]
     
  4. Jay H

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    how about:

    "Happy Brithday to you"

    If you just switch the 'r' and 'i' it would still be recognizable but different.

    Jay
     
  5. MarkHastings

    MarkHastings Executive Producer

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    ^^ LOL - Is that Vanilla Ice logic? [​IMG]
     
  6. MarkMel

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    The street version would read "Happy Birfday, fo sizzle"
     
  7. Eric_L

    Eric_L Screenwriter

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    One less year until your eligible for social security!
    Another year closer to being planted in the ground!
    So lets eat drink and enjoy merry frivolity!
    What the hell - what's one more pound!

    So blow out the inferno on your cake
    try not to forget the wishes that you make
    keep the slobber in your mouth - but still blow very hard
    And we'll all sing Happy Birthday (name) you old card!


    Nah _ i'll just pay royalties
     
  8. Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm

    Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm Supporting Actor

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    To quote Isaac Jaffee:

    "It took two people to write that song?"
     
  9. Kyle McCabe

    Kyle McCabe Stunt Coordinator

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    Wow. I had no idea that royalties were attached to a copyrighted "Happy Birthday". That's extremely... uh... lame?
     
  10. Inspector Hammer!

    Inspector Hammer! Executive Producer

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    I vote for...

    {{{music}}}"Happy Day-you-came-out-of-your-mothers-womb, Happy day-you-came-out-of-your-mothers-womb, you'll be here for awhile, then you'll end up entombed."{{{music}}}
     
  11. BrianB

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    Someone wrote the song. Why shouldn't they get royalties out of the song when it's performed publically by a business?
     
  12. Scott L

    Scott L Producer

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    woohoo, another tongue in cheek thread turned into heated debate [​IMG]

    They shouldn't get royalties because that song isn't worth $.99 on itunes, even if sung by Jeebus himself.

    Your turn... GO!
     
  13. JeremyErwin

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    She's dead.
     
  14. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    I never knew that.. I just figured they didn't think singing "Happy Birthday" was obnoxious enough so they came up with their own way of irritating everyone in the restaurant and degrading their employees.
     
  15. Colton

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    Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
    It's Your Birthday!
    Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
    It's Your Birthday!

    Your Special Day And We Love You Still
    No Matter What You Have To Pay Your Bill!
    Your Special Day And You're Still Hip
    We Did This All For You So Don't Forget Our Tip!

    - Colton
     

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