March is my birthday month. I look into happy birthday songs by Japanese singer. There are dozens of songs for happy birthday. In my opinion, a happy birthday song should be up-tempo and has a tune which you can hum with just one time listening. I choose these two songs.
☆Happy Birthday – Rin Oikawa
This song is sung in English. Click here for the lyrics. According to Wikipedia, she spent her childhood in the USA. No wonder her pronunciation is excellent. She sings several soundtracks. However, unfortunately, she is not so famous. I’d like to say « Japan is not your place. You can do in the USA. »
☆GIFT – Mr.Children
Mr. Children is a pop band. This band has been poplar for around 20 years. They became a smash hit by their 3rd single « CROSS ROAD » in 1993. They dispelled a one-hit wonder myth by their 4th single « innocent world » in 1994. They firmly established their place by their 5th single « Tomorrow never knows » in 1994. These three songs are poplar at karaoke. Many boys sing these to get their new girlfriends. « Tomorrow never knows » have been selling approximately 2.7 million copies. The sales of « GIFT » is around one ninth as many as those of « Tomorrow never knows ». However, many people evaluate its quality is higher. Click here for the English lyrics – Reference from Mr. Children English Fansite.