2007: Happy Ending By Mika

Composed and recorded by Lebanese-born English singer-songwriter Mika for his debut studio album, Life in Cartoon Motion. Describing the story behind the song, Mika said “It’s about a few things. In a way, it’s a kind of sad break-up song like ‘My Interpretation.’ But, at the same time, it’s about a lot of other things. I’ll never forget when I was actually recording this song in Los Angeles, I would take this drive from where I was staying to the studio, which wasn’t in the city and the amount of homeless people I saw on the way was absolutely shocking. Those horrible images of homelessness that I would see every morning really connected with that song. So it just comes to show you that a bright song in a certain mindset had a meaning that really evolves and changes as time goes by. I think that it is very important that other listeners find their own meaning to songs. So many people are very openly suggestive to the point of being abstract. It’s the most powerful thing when that becomes the song”. Genres: Orchestral Rock, Pop.

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Chart History (2007) Peak Position
Australia 7
Austria 29
Belgium Ultratop 50 Flanders Region Chart 11
Belgium Ultratop 50 Wallonia Region Chart 26
Czech Republic 70
Germany 28
Hungary 6
Ireland 29
Italy 12
Netherlands Dutch Top 40 Chart 10
Netherlands Single Top 100 Chart 15
Slovakia 1
Switzerland 10
United Kingdom 7