‘Happy’ without music is creepy and depressing

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Someone went and made some changes to that one song on the radio you’re probably sick of hearing.

Gone is the cheerful-sounding music that infects Pharrell’s “Happy” and anyone who hears it with an almost uncontrollable urge to start dancing with smiles on their faces. Instead, it’s just a bunch of lonely people dancing by themselves down dark alleys and in the middle of streets.

They’re singing to themselves, and the people around them don’t even notice. Pharrell and his fellow dancers still sing, unlike a similar take on Shakira and Rihanna’s duet, so it’s not all just footsteps and the occasional odd bodily noise. In fact, that might make it slightly more unsettling.

H/T AV Club | Photo via House of Hale/YouTube

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.