Happy Up Here

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"Happy Up Here"
Single by Röyksopp
from the album Junior
Released January 19, 2009
Format Vinyl
Recorded 2008
Genre Electronica, house, dub
Length 2:44
Label Astralwerks, Wall of Sound
Writer(s) George Clinton, Jr
Garry M. Shider
Bernard B. Worrell
Röyksopp[1]
Producer(s) Röyksopp
Röyksopp singles chronology
"Beautiful Day Without You"
(2006)
"Happy Up Here"
(2009)
"The Girl and the Robot"
(2009)
Music video
"Happy Up Here" on YouTube

"Happy Up Here" is a song by Röyksopp, released as free download from their album Junior. The one-track digital single was also released in selected stores on January 19, 2009, while the physical single and digital EP with remixes were released on March 16, 2009.

The song sampled Parliament's 1976 single, "Do That Stuff."[1]

Track listings[edit]

12" Vinyl[edit]

  1. "Happy Up Here" (Boys Noize Remix) – 5:33
  2. "Happy Up Here" – 2:44
  3. "Happy Up Here" (Breakbot Remix) – 2:55
  4. "Happy Up Here" (Datassette Remix) – 5:28

7" Vinyl[edit]

  1. "Happy Up Here" (Holy Fuck Remix) – 03:43
  2. "Happy Up Here" – 2:44

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by Reuben Sutherland, was released on the 25 February 2009 online via the band's official website, as well as on their official YouTube Channel. It features panning shots of a cityscape, with floating boxes lit up by light bulbs. It is eventually made apparent that the boxes are a 3D version of the aliens featured in the old arcade classic Space Invaders and the video is subsequently played out like the game, with cars on the ground serving as the defence. The video ends when the remaining aliens retreat.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
French Singles Chart 73
Norwegian Singles Chart[2] 3
UK Singles Chart 44

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Happy Up Here Promo CD single sleeve notes.
  2. ^ "VG-lista - Röyksopp / Happy Up Here". Lista.vg.no. Retrieved 2012-02-20.