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Happy Birthday Song

Stephen Colbert's Special Birthday Message For You ... Specifically You

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 11.12.2015 | Comedy

Now that the "Happy Birthday" song is in the public domain, you should be singing it for multiple hours a day, every day. Because what wa...

You Can Now Sing 'Happy Birthday' On TV, So HuffPost Live Did

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.23.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

If you're already having a great day, here's some icing on the cake: singing "Happy Birthday" will no longer cost you a cent. After years of...

The 'Happy Birthday' Song Just Became Public Domain

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 09.23.2015 | Entertainment

 On Tuesday, a U.S. district judge ruled that the song lyrics to "Happy Birthday," the world's most recognized song in the English language,...

'Happy Birthday' At The Center Of Big Time Lawsuit

AP | Posted 08.13.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- A production company making a documentary about the song "Happy Birthday to You" is challenging the copyright to the famous jingle. Good ...

The Hidden Hitmakers: We Only Know Their Songs

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 06.29.2013 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Chances are that most of us have never heard of Patty and Mildred Hill. But the song they penned more than a century ago continues to be sung by hundreds of millions each year ranging in age from four to 104.

WATCH: The New Birthday Song

Posted 04.01.2012 | Comedy

You know that charming part of copyright law that makes it hard or expensive to sing certain songs on camera? "Happy Birthday" is one of those songs, ...