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By now you’ve heard the incredibly infectious song, ‘Happy’, all over your radio. Pharrells smooth voice sounds effortless on the track. But could you imagine hearing Cee Lo Green instead?

Pharrell did.

Green’s vocals were on the original version of the uber popular song.

“[Cee Lo Green] wanted to do it…and he did do it,” Pharrell told Howard Stern in a recent radio interview, after the shock jock asked if he’d ever considered giving the song to “a Robin Thicke or someone.”

So who’s decision was it to scrap Green’s vocals?

“The powers that be, at the time, did not see it fit for him. Some folks on his team just felt that the priority should be on [Cee Lo’s] album at the time [2012’s Cee Lo’s Magic Moment], so they elected not to do that song,” Williams said.

We want to hear from you, who’s version would be better, Pharrell or CeeLo Green? 

2012 Billboard Music Awards Press Conference with CeeLo Green
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4 thoughts on “Pharrell Says ‘Happy’ Originally Recorded by Cee Lo Green

  1. Jazzdancer on said:

    If Cee-Lo had sung it people would not be on the floor dancing free style happy as they do with Pharrell’s jam, they would be line dancing like they were happy high on weed.

  2. Dale A. Maultsby on said:

    If Cee-Lo wrote it then it would have sound just as good. No doubt. Timing sometime makes it all worth while when you have two famous singers with the same type of love in music

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