'Happy' was recorded by Pharrell but written by Cee Lo Green.
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22 Songs You Won't Believe Were Originally Written For Other People
13. 'Happy' was recorded by Pharrell but written by Cee Lo Green.
In an interview with Howard Stern, Pharrell made the shock revelation that even thought he wrote 'Happy', which went on to break records, he did it for Cee Lo Green. "[Cee Lo Green] wanted to do it…and he did do it. He burns my version! But…how do I say this diplomatically? The powers that be, at the time, did not see it fit for him…they elected not to do that song."