“You don’t have a birthday song?”, the fellow children’s artist asked. “You’ve got to have a birthday song. My birthday song is my best selling song on iTunes and it’s not even that good. Parents make playlists for their kids’ parties and download anything with ‘birthday’ in the title. You really need a birthday song.” Wow. Just a couple hours later the Mrs. & I were eating out and the restaurant “celebrated” with one of those awful royalty-free birthday songs performed with lethargy by the staff. Thus, this song was born – my rebellious, wise-acre addition to the crummy birthday song club. The song leaves most people scratching their head, but it still cracks me up.

-Jim

The Half-Hearted Birthday Song appears on the award-winning Songs With No Character.