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I’m Loving This Remake Of “Happy” From Fukushima, Japan

Can't Stop Smiling!

I never get tired of “Happy” videos – they’re just too much fun! The city of Fukushima, Japan, is the latest to join the party with their own version of Pharrell’s hit music video, and as the area has seen a lot of tough times these past few years, it’s especially poignant. Tsunamis, earthquakes and radiation have rocked the community, but local Hitomi Kumasaka put together this video to remind the world that Fukushima is determined to keep smiling. [RT]

What Will Be The 2014 Song Of Summer?

2014 song of summer

Real music fans know that not just any song can be crowned Song of the Summer. A Song of the Summer will make you want to day drink. It will get you dancing even when played over the crappy sound system at a street fair. It thinks that crop top was a great idea. So, no matter where you plan to “summer” this summer, be prepared and read our 2014 song of summer challenge first!  Keep reading »

6 Young Iranians Arrested For “Happy” Music Video Finally Freed

Because They're Happy

Police in Iran arrested six young adults over the weekend for posting a music video on YouTube in which they dance and lip synch to “Happy.” Tehran’s police chief reportedly called the video “obscene” and said it “offend[ed] public morals.” Particularly problematic was how the women were not wearing headscarves and men and women are shown dancing together.

After an outcry from human rights groups, the six were released yesterday and have posted appreciation for the worldwide support they’ve received over social media. However, the director of the amateur music video is still in police custody.  Keep reading »

Watch These Smiley Dogs Jamming To Pharrell’s “Happy”

Dream Life Status

I have seen a lot of animal videos in my time on this earth, but none of them have made me smile bigger than these dogs frolicking around in time with Pharrell Williams’ “Happy.” Didga the skateboarding cat even makes an appearance amongst all the canines. Pharrell should have put more overjoyed puppies in his original music video, because what’s more cheerful than that? And where do I show up to play on the beach with dogs all day? Sign me up! [CBS San Francisco]

The “Happy” Music Video Without Music Is Bizarrely Captivating

happy no music
Whoa, This Is Strange

It might sound crazy what I’m about to say … but the video for Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” is a bit creepy without any music. Here are parts of the video with Pharrell and others singing the song without any musical backing, which sounds less like a cappella than you would expect. I’m fairly certain that this is how musical numbers on TV shows and movies are formed — actors sing the song live, but the real singing and musical accompaniment is added later — but I didn’t realize it could be done for music videos, too. How strange! [AV Club]

Pharrell’s Happy Tears On Oprah Will Give You All The Warm Fuzzies

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"Why am I crying on Oprah?"

If you’ve been anywhere with a radio these past few months, you know Pharrell’s song “Happy” has started something of a movement. He sat down with Oprah Winfrey and watched a clip of how his song has touched people all over the world. He can’t help but cry some happy tears! Oprah tends to have that effect. “It’s overwhelming because I love what I do and I appreciate the fact that people have believed in me so long to the point [where I can] feel that,” he cries. Try not to tear up yourself when you watch! [The Grio]

Pharrell: Sorry, Conservatives, But Your Daughters Are Twerking

pharrell GQ

“[The Tea Party are] all trying to learn how to do the Dougie. Please. While their daughters are all twerking. Trust me … Miley tells me all the time: All those little girls, all those girls with their Republican daddies, they’re twerkin’ somewhere listening to Jay Z and Beyoncé and doin’ the ‘Happy’ dance.”

Superstar producer Pharrell has an interesting interview in GQ in which he talks at length about racial issues in the United States, including facing accusations of colorism because of the women he put on the cover of his album, G I R L, and also his opinion on why Hillary Clinton will win the 2016 presidential election if she runs. It’s worth a full read, but I thought this part was especially funny: apparently Miley Cyrus and Pharrell have some giggles over the fact that the Tea Party might be a bunch of white racist d-bags, but somewhere up in their bedrooms, their daughters are twerking to beats made by Black folks. I never thought of it that way, but it’s true. [GQ] [Image via GQ]

Watch A Detroit Children’s Choir Cover “Happy”

evening quickies
happy cover
Come On, Get Happy!
  • Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof! Clap along if you feel like happiness is a truth! Here are the adorable students of the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences, singing and dancing a choreographed number to Pharrell Williams’ hit “Happy.” Someone get these kids on “Ellen,” stat!  [YouTube]
  • Kanye West has been sentenced to 24 anger management therapy sessions and 250 hours of community service for punching a paparazzo last year. [People]
  • This was Zac Efron’s reaction to finding out he’s on Lindsay Lohan’s “sex list.” [Crushable]
  • The next season of “American Horror Story” will be set at a carnival, a writer has confirmed. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch “Nymphomaniac I,” Read The Flamethrowers & Listen To Pharrell Williams’ GIRL

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch "Nymphomaniac I," Read The Flamethrowers & Listen To Pharrell Williams' GIRL

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend!
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I See What You’re Doing, Usher!

I See What You're Doing, Usher!

Usher sees your Smokey the Bear/Arby’s logo hat, Pharrell Williams, and raises you a DAVY CROCKETT FUR HAT. Ha! But, alas, as of this posting, Usher’s fur hat does not yet have its own Twitter account, so for now, Pharrell is still winning the Stupid Hat Game. But who knows who might throw their, heh, hat in the ring next … Justin Timberlake with a fireman’s helmet? Justin Bieber in an aviator cap? Stay tuned… [Photos: Fame/Flynet]

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