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What are some popular songs about birthdays?

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Some popular songs about birthdays include the Beatles hit, “Birthday,” and “Sixteen Candles,” a 1958 hit by The Crests. “Happy Birthday To You” is the most famous birthday song in the world.

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The Beatles song “Birthday” is from the group’s 1968 album, “The Beatles,” more commonly known as “The White Album.” “Sixteen Candles” by The Crests is a doo-wop classic made popular by the 1984 movie “Sixteen Candles,” directed by John Hughes.

"Happy Birthday to You" is recognized by “Guinness World Records” as the most recognized song in the English language. Also known simply as “Happy Birthday,” the song is traditionally sung before the candles are blown out on the birthday cake. The song lyrics were written by sisters Patty and Mildred J. Hill in 1893, and the song first appeared in print in 1912.

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