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Don't Worry, Be Happy

Music by Bobby McFerrin

"Don't Worry, Be Happy" is a song by musician Bobby McFerrin. Released in September 1988, it became the first a cappella song to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, a position it held for two weeks. The song's title is taken from a famous quotation by Meher Baba. The "instruments" in the acappella song are entirely overdubbed voice parts and other sounds made by McFerrin, using no instruments at all; McFerrin also sings with an affected accent.[3] The comedic original music video for the song stars McFerrin, Robin Williams, and Bill Irwin, and is considerably shorter than the album version.

    Release Date: 1988
Awards
1989 - Grammy Winner - Record of the Year
1989 - Grammy Winner - Song Of The Year


Don't Worry, Be Happy

Don't Worry, Be Happy

Bobby McFerrin

What a great way to introduce the music of Bobby McFerrin to younger choirs! Winning the Grammy in 1989, this hit tune will bring a smile to everyone's face! Includes parts for Flute 1 & 2. Discovery Level 2. Available separately: 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:30.

Voicing: 2-Part



Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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The Blenders : From The Mouth : 1 CD : ct 4445

The Blenders : From The Mouth

From the opening cut, "Tasty,"; the Blenders infuse the hackneyed "upbeat "description with real meaning. There is an occasional touch of percussion added to this mix but frequently it is hard to discriminate between that and the vocal percussion and tambourine of Darren and Ryan. The production of this release is enhanced by experience as the group records, produces, and does everything else on this second effort. Studio originals are the substance of the recording but don't miss the hysterical, live, country version of "Don't Worry, Be Happy"

Songlist: Oxapello?, Tasty, Tasty, Tasty, Lonely With You, You, Jeannine's Anthem, Plainotfancy, Summer Sounds, Sailing, The Girl Is Good, Dirty Windows, 60 Minute Man, Interlude, Don't Worry, Be Happy, Gray Matters, Aunt Sue's Ant Soup

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2421c | 1 CD | $14.95 ON SALE $ | A Cappella


Bobby McFerrin : Simple Pleasures : 1 CD : 48059

Bobby McFerrin : Simple Pleasures

"Don't Worry, Be Happy" is the opening tune of a collection of multi tracked songs on which all the voices are Bobby McFerrin's. Five originals including the title track "Simple Pleasures" are interwoven with "Drive My Car" (Lennon/ McCartney), "Good Lovin'," "Susie Q," "Them Changes" (Buddy Miles) and Sunshine Of Your Love. Throughout this recording is the percussive chest thump which Bobby pioneered and really must be considered the origin of innovative vocal percussion which has become so important to contemporary a cappella.

Songlist: Don't Worry, Be Happy, All I Want, Drive My Car, Simple Pleasures, Good Lovin', Come To Me, Suzie Q, Drive, Them Changes, Sunshine Of Your Love

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4153c | 1 CD | $10.98 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Don't Worry, Be Happy : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Bobby McFerrin : Bobby McFerrin : 1 CD : 08656841 : 073999568417

Kirby Shaw : Don't Worry, Be Happy

The light-hearted caribbean flavor of this unique piece took the country by storm! Kirby transcribes Bobby McFerrin's hit for today's a cappella ensemble. Available: SATB a cappella. Performance Time: 4:12.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Bobby McFerrin Performed By: Bobby McFerrin

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella | video
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08656841


Don't Worry, Be Happy : 2-Part : Audrey Snyder : Bobby McFerrin : Bobby McFerrin : Sheet Music : 08747370 : 884088199722

Audrey Snyder : Don't Worry, Be Happy

What a great way to introduce the music of Bobby McFerrin to younger choirs! Winning the Grammy in 1989, this hit tune will bring a smile to everyone's face! Includes parts for Flute 1 & 2. Discovery Level 2. Available separately: 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:30.

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Composer: Bobby McFerrin Performed By: Bobby McFerrin

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08747370 | Voicetrax CD Available

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