Top 20 Birthday Songs

By Denise on July 19, 2014, 2893 views

We’ve established a top 20 birthday songs that you can use on birthday parties or as a birthday wish to someone special. These are all time songs that have used the theme of birthdays in various situations. Each of the song comes with info about the singer or band, the release date and a sample of its lyrics. Enjoy!

20. Andrew Bird: The Happy Birthday Song – 2005
Sing me "Happy Birthday"
Sing it like it's going to be your last day
Like it's Hallelujah
Don't just let it pass on through ya

19. Lesley Gore: It's My Party – 1963
It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if it happened to you

18. The Innocence Mission: Happy Birthday, Beautiful
Happy birthday, beautiful,
in the streets of this day
play a song, play a song.

17. The Association: Birthday Morning – 1968
Now the dreams
Are dancing candlelight
That end the night
To bring her day dreams
And show the love way
This happy birthday

16. The Sugarcubes: Birthday – 1988
She lives in this house over there, has her world outside it.
Grapples with the earth with her fingers and her mouth, she's five years old.
Thread worms on a string, keeps spiders in her pocket, collects fly-wings in

15. Michael Jackson: Lisa It's Your Birthday
I wish you love and good will
I wish you praise and joy
I wish you better than your heart desires
And your first kiss from a boy

14. Sufjan Stevens: Happy Birthday – 1999
I'm happy, I'm happy
Your birthday brings a pardoning
I'm happy, I'm happy
You're like a bird that will not be

13. Jeremih: Birthday Sex – 2009
Girl you know I, girl you know I, I been feenin'
Wake up in the late night, been dreamin' about your lovin'
Girl you know I, girl you know I
Don't need candles and cake, just need your body to make

12. The Click Five: Happy Birthday – 2007
Well I miss you too
Yeah yeah I know
I know it's kinda late
But happy birthday

11. The Tune Weavers: Happy, Happy Birthday Baby – 1958
Happy Happy Birthday Baby, although you're with somebody new
Thought I'd drop a line to say that I wish this happy day
would find me beside you.

10. Kathy Young with the Innocents: Happy Birthday Blues – 1961
How I pray you'll hear my plea, I'm as lonely as can be
Got the Happy Birthday Blues
I planned just how this day would be for such a long, long time
You'dwish me Happy Birthday while I held your hand in mine

9. Blur: Birthday - 1991
It's my birthday
No one here day
Very strange day
I think of you day

8. The Crests: 16 Candles – 1958
Sixteen candles make a lovely light
But not as bright as your eyes tonight
(As your eyes tonight, oh)
Blow out the candles

7. Elton John: The Greatest Discovery – 1970
And all you ever learned from them
Until you grew much older
Did not compare with when they said
This is your brand new brother

6. Neil Sedaka: Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen – 1961
Tonight's the night I've waited for
Because you're not a baby anymore
You've turned into the prettiest girl I've ever seen,
Happy birthday sweet sixteen

5. Altered Images: Happy Birthday – 1981
Happy, happy birthday in a hot bath
To those nice nice nights
I remember always, always
I got such a fright

4. Uriah Heep: The Magician's Birthday – 1972
Let the bells of freedom ring
Songs of love to Friday's king
Let's all go to the magician's birthday
It's in the forest but not so far away

3. Destiny's Child: Birthday – 1998
Its your birthday(we could spend time together)
We gon' celebrate(you and me)
It's your birthday(so baby blow out the candles)

2. Stevie Wonder: Happy Birthday – 1981
To show just how much we love you
And I'm sure you would agree
It couldn't fit more perfectly
Than to have a world party on the day you came to be

1. Beatles: Birthday - 1968
They say it's your birthday
It's my birthday too, yeah
They say it's your birthday
We're gonna have a good time
I'm glad it's your birthday
Happy birthday to you

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