Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ Was Originally Sung By Who?

As huge as Pharrell's hit song "Happy" is, it actually wasn’t supposed to feature lead vocals from the mega producer! The international smash was written and produced by Williams, but Cee-Lo Green recorded the tune first!

Pharrell recently chatted with shock jock Howard Stern earlier this week, where he revealed how the switch happened: “He did it, he did do it, but the — how do I say this diplomatically? –The powers that be at the time did not see it fit for him, and there was a much bigger agenda for him; he had bigger fish to fry, he had an album to put out,” he explained. “He sounded amazing on it. He burns my version.”

Go figure! Bet you can hear Cee-Lo singing it in your head, right? Hhmm, maybe it’ll be only a matter of time before it leaks!

Listen to Pharrell’s Howard Stern clip :