There is nothing like singing Happy birthday songs around the world! As you already know it is different in each country, and there are others which are not conventional but sometimes people sing. In this article, we are going to tell you some examples for both! If you are organising a party for the first time you can think about recording a CD with Happy birthday songs from different cultures.
First of all, I need to tell you that there are songs equivalent to the “Happy Birthday to you”, and others with nothing in common to it. So, we are going to begin with a small list of Happy Birthday songs around the world equivalent to our “Happy Birthday to you”.
- Brazil and Portugal: “Parabéns a você”
- Chile: “Cumpleaños feliz”
- Colombia: Japi verdi tu yu!
- Croatia: “Sretan rođendan ti”
- France: “Joyeux anniversaire”
- Germany: “Zum Geburtstag viel Glück” and even the original English
- Ireland: “Lá breithe sona duit”
- Italy: “Tanti auguri a te”
- New Zealand: “Hari huritau ki a koe”
- Tanzania: “Hongera Hongera”
These are just a few examples of Happy Birthday songs around the world, but there are many other traditional birthday songs, such as:
- Belgium: Lang zal hij/zij leven
- Brazil: Parabéns da Xuxa and Parabéns do Carequinha
- Canada: Gens du pays
- Cuba: Felicidades
- France : Bon Anniversaire
- Malaysia: Allah selamatkan kamu(“Allah saves you”)
- Mexico: Las Mañanitas
- Spain: Feliz, feliz en tu día
- Venezuela: Ay, que noche tan preciosa
- Sweden: Ja, må han (hon) leva
- Suriname: A di mi yere yu friyari
- South Africa: Veels geluk liewe maatjie (Lots of happiness dear friend)
But it not ends here. There are many other happy birthday songs around the world, these less canonical birthday songs and pop-music songs that you can sing at your birthday party. I’m going to write them with the singer so you can easily find them on youtube, or other pages on the web.
- HappyBirthday (Greg May song) ” – by Greg May
- “Alles Gute” – by Alexander Marcus
- “Alles Gute zum Geburtstag” – by Frank Zander
- “B-Day Song” – by Madonna and M.I.A.
- “Birthday” – by The Beatles
- “Birthday” – by Destiny’s Child
- “Birthday” – by Katy Perry
- “Birthday” – by Selena Gomez
- “Birthday Boy” – by Ween
- “Birthday Boy” – by The Residents
- “Birthday Cake” – by Rihanna
- “Birthday Card” – by Marcus Marr & Chet Faker
- “Birthday Morning” – by The Association
- “Birthday Present” – by Mirah
- “Cumpleaños Feliz” – original song by Ellos
- “Cumpleaños Total” – by Los Planetas
These are just some happy birthday songs, but there are much more. I could stay here forever telling you happy birthday songs around the world. If you know any just fun let us know!