Friday, March 9, 2012

Birthdays Was the Worst Days (The Happiness Challenge Day 9)

It's no secret that I love rap music. I've written before about how, when I was deep in the throes of grief, Ludacris helped pull me out. I'll say it again: It is impossible to feel sorry for oneself while rapping along to "Get Back." Heads up...

So, inspired by the death anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G. (Christopher Wallace) who was only 24 when he was killed and would be 39 now, here are five songs that mention birthdays. I was also inspired by my best friend Tina, who posted birthday songs to my Facebook wall this week.

So put on your birthday crown and get down.

"We used to fuss when the landlord dissed us
No heat, wonder why Christmas missed us
Birthdays was the worst days
Now we sip champagne when we thirst-ay
Uh, damn right I like the life I live"
-- "Juicy" by Notorious B.I.G.

"Go shawty, it's your birthday
We gonna party like it's your birthday
We gon' sip Bacardi like it's your birthday
And you know we don't give a fuck it's not your birthday."
-- "In Da Club" by 50 Cent

"Wake up in the late night...dreamin' about your lovin'
Girl you know I-I-I
Girl you know I-I-I
Don't need candles or cake
just need your body to make
Birthday sex
Birthday sex
[It's the best day of the year, girl]"
-- "Birthday Sex" by Jeremih

"Getting cake err day (er rday) err day (err day),
I told ya'll, I don't want no cake on my birthday,
I want my cake err day (maan) err day (maan),
I could spend a hundred thousand in a day,
Getting cake err day (err day) err day (err day)"
-- "Birthday" by Flo Rida

"What is it we wanna doooo..
now that I'm allowed to be alone with you?
Bir-thday girl, it's your birthday
Wherever you wanna go
Now you're old enough to go and see the "R"-rated show, now
"R"-rated show"
-- "Birthday Girl" by The Roots featuring Patrick Stump
For some good raps about happiness, go here: 

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