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let it go." In October 2013, a month prior to its release, "Happy" catapulted to No.
'Happy' is just the beginning." Williams originally wrote the song for Cee Lo Green and felt Green's recording of the song was better, but Elektra Records, Green's record label, decided against it since he was on the verge of releasing his Christmas album, Cee Lo's Magic Moment.It has spent twelve weeks (including seven consecutive) at No. To coincide with the single release, the website 24was launched, featuring a visual presentation of "Happy", which was advertised as being "the world's first 24-hour music video." The video was shot by steadicam operator Jon Beattie, It consists of the four-minute song repeated multiple times, with various people dancing around Los Angeles and miming along.1 in Ireland, making it the third song in less than a year to spend more than seven weeks at No. 1, the longest reign at the top of the Syndicat National de l'Edition Phonographique, beating Lou Begas "Mambo No. The website allows users to navigate to various points in the 24-hour timeframe, including all 360 four-minute segments."Happy" is an uptempo soul and neo soul song on which Williams's falsetto voice has been compared to Curtis Mayfield by critics.The song has been highly successful, peaking at No.