Talk:Oh Happy Day
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High School Musical 2
If you listen closely to the song "Everyday"; near the end when the rest of the primary cast is singing alongside Troy and Gabriella, you can hear the others singing the phrase "Oh Happy Day" repeatedly. Should this be included here? WAVY 10 19:38, 7 September 2007 (UTC)
Was it first played on American radio as a joke?
I saw this mentioned in the Youtube comments but there's no source for it as far as I know. Apparently a DJ in the San Francisco area played it as a joke, thinking it would be too "square" for his audience, and was surprised when they loved it. Other radio stations picked up on it and the rest is history.
Boney M's Rivers of Babylon is quite similar. Any comments anyone ?
How Dry I Am
Well, I'm not sure if this was available already in '67. The earliest recording indication I've found is a Buddah Records 7inch from 1968: (Cat. No. OHD-1) http://www.discogs.com/Edwin-Hawkins-Singers-Oh-Happy-Day/release/841255 -andy 184.108.40.206 (talk) 19:47, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
Additional citation is needed
Perhaps the song is present, nowadays, in everyone's minds by the voice of (one of the top, ultimate, and irreplaceable all time singer) Ray Charles. Unfortunately Ray is missing in the article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Lgoncalv (talk • contribs) 22:41, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
But the BEST recorded version of the song is by the African group, Lady Smith Black Mambazo, not mentioned in the article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 17:52, 17 May 2010 (UTC)