Don't Worry, Be Happy (4:49)

Cover of The Best Of Bobby McFerrin - The Blue Note Years

From The Best Of Bobby McFerrin - The Blue Note Years and 68 other releases

Don’t Worry, Be Happy is the title and principal lyric of a song by musician Bobby McFerrin. In September of 1988, it became the first a cappella song to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and held that position for two weeks. On the UK Singles Chart, the song reached number 2 during its fifth week on the chart. At the 1989 Grammy Awards, “Don’t Worry Be Happy” won the awards for Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. The song’s title is taken from a famous quote by Meher Baba. The original music video stars Robin Williams and Bill Irwin. The “instrumentals” in the song are entirely composed of sounds made by McFerrin and combined in production. There are no instruments used in the song.


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