Pharrell‘s ‘Happy’ is a massive success – I don’t know anyone on this planet who hates this song (go ahead, someone prove me wrong because I know it’s coming) and for good reason. I wouldn’t call myself a Pharrell fan, but I think he makes some pretty solid music (Robin Thicke collab withstanding) and ‘Happy’ is just a REALLY great, feel-good song. And in this day and age with all the bullshit in the world, sometimes something really positive and upbeat with no pretense at all is just… refreshing, and yes, kinda moving.
Sitting down with Oprah for her Oprah Prime series, he was shown a video made by fans around the world who were dancing and singing along in countries like Iceland, Senegal and beyond. Just seeing the effect this song has had on the world made Pharrell emotional – like, REALLY emotional – and he was reduced to tears.
First of all, even if I went on Oprah to talk about how much I liked chocolate or something, I feel like I would cry. That’s what you do with Oprah! Let it out!
That being said, that was pretty great. Even I got a little teary-eyed!