Posted February 12, 2014 by Unique in Entertainment News

‘Happy’ Becomes The Highest-charting Oscar-nominated Song In More Than A Decade

Since the release of its 24hour music video, “Happy” has become more then a song. If anything it’s become a gleeful pop cultural viral movement that you can find being spoofed by college students, radio personalities and even the Beats by Dre Pill.

Written for the animated film “Despicable Me 2” the single has jumped from it’s No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart to No. 2 within the last week making it the Highest charting Oscar-nominated song in the past ten years.

In a sit down with Billboard Pharrell told the music magazine that:

(Songwriting now) is about reaching people and allowing us to connect through the song. What the world has done with this song is not my doing. I’m honored to have this experience and am so thankful that I was pushed (by the filmmakers). All the sharing and requesting and downloads? That’s incredible.

Back in early 2003 Eminem’s “Lose Yourself”, the lead single to his debut film “8 mile” not only took home the Oscar for best original song but also set on Billboards Hot 100 chart at the No. 1 spot for 12 weeks.

The 86th Oscars airs live March 2, 2014 on ABC at 7p.m. ET.