“Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry Be Happy” is a song by American musician Bobby McFerrin. It was released on July 24, 1988 as the first single from his fourth album “Simple Pleasures.” The song is known for its uplifting and positive message, as well as its unique a cappella style. “Don’t Worry Be Happy” is characterized by its cheerful and infectious melody, featuring Bobby McFerrin’s layered vocal harmonies and rhythmic vocal percussion. The song’s production is entirely vocal, with McFerrin creating all the sounds and instruments using only his voice. The song’s positive message and Bobby McFerrin’s innovative vocal performance resonated with a wide audience. “Don’t Worry Be Happy” became a massive commercial success, topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, singles charts in Australia, Canada, Germany and other countries. It was the first a cappella song to reach number-one on the Billboard Hot 100. chart.
The music video for “Don’t Worry Be Happy” was directed by Drew Takahashi. It features Bobby McFerrin, and actors Robin Williams and Bill Irwin in a lighthearted and humorous setting. The video’s playful and carefree tone matches the song’s uplifting vibe.
The song’s enduring popularity has made it an anthem of happiness and positivity, often used in various forms of media and as a motivational message. Bobby McFerrin’s unique vocal talents and the song’s timeless message have cemented its place as a classic of feel-good music.