Help me fill out my birthday mix cd!
November 21, 2013 8:17 PM   Subscribe

As a small birthday gift for a friend, I want to make a mix of birthday songs. I'm looking for rap, hip-hop, R&B, and upbeat pop/dance songs that reference birthdays. I have some already, but not enough for a worthwhile mix cd, which is where I need Mefite help.

What I currently have:

Birthday Song - 2 Chainz
In Da Club - 50 Cent
Birthday Cake - Rhianna/Chris Brown
Say Ahh - Trey Songz
Birthday Sex - Jeremih

The songs don't have to focus on birthdays necessarily, even just one line is good.
posted by Fig to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
How about the Beatles?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:21 PM on November 21, 2013 [2 favorites]

Altered Images - Happy Birthday.
posted by unliteral at 8:32 PM on November 21, 2013 [1 favorite]

Birthday - Sugarcubes
Happy Birthday - Concrete Blonde
posted by Leontine at 8:39 PM on November 21, 2013 [1 favorite]

From this year's crop of cheerful dancey pop there's Selena Gomez's "Birthday" and Little Mix's "Move" - though in both cases the line's "like it's my birthday", so I guess they're both explicitly not actually set on a birthday, if that matters.
posted by severalbees at 9:04 PM on November 21, 2013

Happy Birthday To Me - Cracker
posted by SisterHavana at 9:43 PM on November 21, 2013 [1 favorite]

Stevie Wonder - Happy Birthday
posted by theora55 at 11:31 PM on November 21, 2013

Cibbo Matto's Birthday Cake?
posted by rmd1023 at 5:35 AM on November 22, 2013

Tune Weavers's Happy, Happy Birthday Baby
posted by bluesapphires at 7:05 AM on November 22, 2013

R Kelly has a song titled It's Your Birthday, though personally I'd go with the incomparable Step in the Name of Love (Remix) which begins with the line "I know that it's somebody's birthday tonight somewhere..."
posted by kelseyq at 7:13 AM on November 22, 2013

Happy Birthday Ralph from Atom and his Package. It's a bit punk. (The "package" is a QY700 music sequencer.) The song has some strong language.
posted by Sunburnt at 7:28 AM on November 22, 2013

I like It's Not My Birthday by They Might be Giants though I realize it may be the opposite what you asked for. Sometimes we sing it the day before or after a birthday, or the birthday person themselves sings "It's my birthday" while everyone else sings the actual lyrics. (My seven year old thinks it's funny...)
posted by Margalo Epps at 2:00 PM on November 22, 2013

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