Forget the song of summer. Let's talk about the song of the century.
"Happy" by Pharrell might be one of the best songs ever written, produced, recorded, and played anywhere in the world. The infectious joy of the song had Pharrell crying happy tears in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
We understand, Pharrell! The song makes us cry happy tears, too!
"I don't know why I'm crying on Oprah," Pharrell said, after watching a montage of people from around the world enjoying his song.
"It's overwhelming, because it's like I love what I do, and I just appreciate the fact that people have believed in me for so long that I could make it to this point to feel that."
"I get it," Oprah responded.
"I so now get why it's so infectious, because it came from such a clear space that the energy was absolutely uninterrupted by anything other than letting it flow from heart to heart. And that's what happens when you see it."
"Happy," which first premiered on the soundtrack to 2013's Despicable Me 2, has spent a combined 371 weeks on 20 different charts around the world.
The song was nominated for an Academy Award but lost to "Let It Go" from Disney's Frozen.
But that's no big deal, really, when "Happy" has sparked so much...happiness. It doesn't need an Academy Award for us to know a good song when we hear it.
"Let It Go" is also a good song, to be sure. But there's something about "Happy" that resonates with everyone.
You done good, Pharrell! Go on and cry if you need to cry! We'll just be here singing and dancing in our seats.