The official video for Pharrell Williams’s Despicable Me 2 soundtrack song, “Happy,” is a 24-hour-long interactive music experience set to his upbeat track featuring special guests Odd Future, Magic Johnson, Steve Carrell, Jamie Foxx, Kelly Osbourne, Jimmy Kimmel and more, but that’s not the best video out there.
Visible Men Academy, a free K-8 public charter school for boys in Bradenton, Florida, did their own video, showing their little boys breaking out, dancing, and being happy to the song. Had a tough day, month, or year? Watch the video. If you aren’t smiling by the end of it, I’ll send you a free book.
I teach music five days a week and play in a band on Sundays. My Thursdays and Fridays are filled with elementary children dancing and singing their way into my heart. I’m so thankful that my mom was willing to work to pay for my music lessons. Most of my childhood and teenage activities were fun, but the days when I could cheer or play basketball are over. Music will always give me joy. While I have breath, I will keep playing music.
In fact, I think Austen’s emphasis on music may have been one of the reasons I loved her books so well. I would enjoy an evening of people playing and singing for entertainment. Turn off that TV and get happy!