Happy Song

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This article is about a 1983 Italo-disco tune. It is not to be confused with Happy (Pharrell Williams song) or Happy Song (Bring Me the Horizon song).
"Happy Song"
Single by Baby's Gang
Released 1983
Format 7" Single, 12" Single
Genre Italo disco
Length 3:28 (7" mix)
5:40 (12" mix)
Label Memory Records
Writer(s) Abacab,[1] Ivana Spagna, Ottavio Bacciocchi[2]
Producer(s) Alessandro Zanni, Stefano Cundari
"Happy Song"
Boney M. - Happy Song (1984 single).jpg
Single by Boney M. and Bobby Farrell with the School Rebels
from the album
Kalimba de Luna - 16 Happy Songs
Released November 1984
Format 7" Single, 12" Single
Genre Euro disco
Length 4:18 (7" mix)
8:30 (12" mix)
Label Hansa Records
Writer(s) Abacab,[3] Ivana Spagna, Ottavio
Producer(s) Frank Farian
Boney M. and Bobby Farrell with the School Rebels singles chronology
"Kalimba de Luna"
"Happy Song"
"My Chérie Amour"

"Happy Song" is a 1983 hit single by Baby's Gang. The single became a European hit single when covered by German band Boney M. the following year.

Boney M. version[edit]

After Boney M.'s return to the charts with a cover of the Italian hit "Kalimba de Luna", producer Frank Farian rushed back into the studio to cover another Italian hit single. He invited Boney M.'s original dancer Bobby Farrell to join the group along with a group of children from Rhein Main U.S. Air Force Base Elementary and Jr. High, credited as The School Rebels, who did the lead vocals together with Reggie Tsiboe. While Bobby Farrell did a rap, original singers Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett did not participate in the recording. Session vocalists La Mama (Patricia Shockley, Madeleine Davis and Judy Cheeks) did the additional female vocals. The single gave the group their final German Top 10 hit single (#7), their first in nearly four years.


7" Single

  • "Happy Song" - 4:18 / "School's Out" (Vocal version) (Farian, Kawohl, Reuter) - 3:15 (Hansa 106 909-100, Germany)

12" Single

  • "Happy Song" (Club Mix) 8:30 / "School's Out" (Instr.) - 3:04 (Hansa 601 555-213, Germany)


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