Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Bobby McFerrin Don’t Worry Be Happy:

Don’t Worry, Be Happy is a jazz/reggae song recorded in 1988 by musician Bobby McFerrin for the album Simple Pleasures.

The song was released in September that same year and became the first a cappella song to reach number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. It also reached top-five in sixteen (16) other countries, including The UK, Canada and Australia.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy ranks No. 31 on VH1’s 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s, while holding a place on Rolling Stone‘s list of the 15 Best Whistling Songs of All Time.

Interestingly, the instrumental sounds in the song are overdubbed voice parts and other sounds made by McFerrin, using no instruments at all.

It won the awards for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Song of the Year and Record of the Year at the 1989 Grammy Awards. The song has also been certified gold in The US by the RIAA.

This is a great, great song ?


© 1988/1989/2000 EMI. Manhattan Records.

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