Pharrell Says Grammy-Award-Winning Song ‘Happy’ Annoys Him

Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Says Grammy-Award-Winning Song ‘Happy’ Annoys Him

Isn’t it ironic that Pharrell Williams’s Grammy-winning hit song “Happy” doesn’t make him happy? 

On Wednesday (June 1) Pharrell Williams agreed to a tweet indicating his song “Happy,” is annoying. When a fan tweeted “no song annoyed me like ‘Happy’ by Pharrell” the entertainer replied to the comment and said “same.”

Fans engaged with Pharrell Williams’s response, agreeing that the song was just too much for their ears:

While other fans disagreed indicating the singer is ungrateful because other artists would kill to have a number one single like “Happy”:


“Happy” is an uptempo soul and neo track that was written and produced by Pharrell, 49, for the soundtrack album for the film “Despicable Me 2” in 2013. He originally wrote the song for singer CeeLo Green feeling like his recorded version was better. However, CeeLo Green’s record label Elektra Records passed on the track because he was working on a Christmas album at the time. 

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The song served as the lead single from Pharrell’s second album, “Girl” in 2014 and peaked at number one in multiple countries around the world including; the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand. “Happy” was the best-selling song in 2014 and it sold 6.45 million copies in the United States. 

In addition to that, the track was the most successful song of 2014 and was the number one single on Billboard that year too. It also landed Pharrell a Grammy Award for “Best Pop Solo Performance” and “Best Music Video” at the 57th Annual Grammy ceremony. The music video holds almost one billion views on YouTube:

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Authored by: Tsai-Ann Hill