THE HAPPY CROWD

THE HAPPY CROWD

 Ontario, California, USA
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The Happy Crowd has been writing and performing music for children and their families for over 20 years. Their songs are filled with positive energy and are sure to get the whole family singing, dancing and just plain “Havin’ Fun”!

Biography

The Happy Crowd has been writing and performing music for children and their families for over 20 years. Having recorded three music CD's & a Music DVD, their music is enjoyed by families coast to coast via live performances, Digital Downloads, and Children's Radio. Their songs are filled with positive energy and are sure to get the whole family singing, dancing and just plain “Havin’ Fun”! The Happy Crowd members, Hai Muradian, Kenny McSpadden, & Professor "Smartie" Martie, present themes that educate, as well as entertain the audience. So, be a part of the crowd-
The Happy Crowd!!

HISTORY OF THE HAPPY CROWD
The Happy Crowd came about from the imaginations of Hai Muradian and Collie Coburn, two Southern California Musician/Songwriters, who met while recording & performing Rock & Roll in the 80's. Collie and his wife Michelle found themselves enjoying parenthood with their three children, and Hai was enjoying performing with a local group called "Rockadaisical" that played "rock 'n roll" for kids. They soon began to focus their song writing efforts towards children with the goal of creating something that would be exciting for kids and not drive the parents crazy. It was also important for their music to encourage good values and be age-appropriate. The song writing proved to be a lot of fun for the two rockers, however The Happy Crowd was not complete until they got together with their good friend , Martie Echito, also known as Professor "Smartie" Martie. The Professor brings his expertise as a musician, producer, and arranger to the Happy Crowd, having worked with many top artists in the music field, such as Steven Stills, Clifford T. Ward, Waves, Cecilio & Kapono, Englebert Humperdink, CBS Music Publishing, and L.A. DJ- Rick Dees. The Happy Crowd is now on their 14th year of bringing entertainment to young children and their families. Although Collie had to move out of state, Hai & The Professor felt the music was too important to let disappear so a good friend & musician, Kenny McSpadden, was added to the group, and the performances continue to multiply. They perform all over Southern California to a wide variety of audiences. From a small group of preschoolers, or the Kid’s Club audiences at Shopping Malls, to an audience of 2000 at Rancho Cucamonga's Quake Stadium, The Happy Crowd truly enjoys what they do.
"Since our music is so interactive with the audience, we feel that we're the ones watching the show as we look out over all the smiling faces, singing and dancing along" says Professor "Smartie" Martie.

SO COME JOIN THE CROWD......
“THE HAPPY CROWD”!!

Lyrics

BLINK

Written By: Martie Echito, Hai Muradian, Collie Coburn

BLINK

Whenever I blink, it keeps my eyes from getting dry.
Whenever I blink, I’m probably saying hello.
Whenever I blink, it might be close to sleepy time.
Whenever I blink, I could be missing the show.

Blink, blink, blink, blink.
Blink, blink, blink, blink.
Blink, blink, blink, blink, blink, blink, blink.
repeat

Whenever I blink, I might be nervous about what’s next.
Whenever I blink, I could be sad or starting to cry.
Whenever I blink, I’m probably just a little perplexed.
Whenever I blink, I might be staring up in the sky.

Chorus

Try not to blink at all, it’s impossible to do.
Stare at something long enough,
And you will find it’s true,
You gotta blink.

Solo

Chorus

WHEN I GROW UP

Written By: Martie Echito, Hai Muradian, Ken McSpadden

WHEN I GROW UP

When I grow up I wanna be a Doctor,
When I grow up, that’s what I want to be.
I’ll examine my patients from head to toe, and make them feel better with what I know.
When I grow up.

When I grow up I wanna be a Race car driver,
When I grow up, that’s what I want to be.
I’ll roar around the track with ease, and pass the cars with blinding speed.
When I grow up.

But there’s so much time, to make up your mind,
Where you go and what you’ll see,
Who you’ll meet, and what you’ll be. When you grow up.

solo

When I grow up I wanna be, a teacher,
When I grow up, that’s what I want to be.
A world of knowledge at my feet,
Helping minds become complete,
When I grow up.

Here’s my idea, here’s a lesson plan
Don’t grow up too doggon fast, stay a kid just as long as you can,
When you grow up.

HAPPY SOX

Written By: Martie Echito, Hai Muradian, Collie Coburn

HAPPY SOCKS

When I get dressed in the morning, I’ll tell you what I do,
I open the drawer that’s full of socks,
And pull out only two.

Now there’s something that’s special, about my socks you see,
They’re bright and bold, but they never match,
And that’s alright with me, that’s alright with me,
They’re called:

Happy Socks, they’re making me feel good inside,
Happy Socks, taking every step with pride,
Happy Socks, my feet are on a magic carpet ride.

Now some might think it’s silly, and some might think it’s wild,
But I think what’s inside my shoes, just shows my sense of style.

So if you like this fashion, be the first one on your street,
And join the trend that’s catching on - two different colored feet,
Two different colored feet,
They’re called:

Happy Socks, making me feel good inside,
Happy Socks, taking every step with pride,
Happy Socks, my feet are on a magic carpet ride.

There’s one more thing you ought to know,
I’m sure I put on quite a show,
I’m so flashy heal to toe, when I wear Happy Socks.
I guess I’m kind of cookie but,
My feet are never in a rut,
If Egypt had’em, old King Tut would wear some Happy Socks.

Oh, Happy Socks, they’re making me feel good inside,
Happy Socks, taking every step with pride,
Happy Socks, my feet are on a magic carpet ride. (I gotta Dance!)

Happy Socks, they’re making me feel good inside,
Happy Socks, taking every step with pride,
Happy Socks, my feet are on a magic carpet ride.
When I wear Happy Socks, Happy . . Happy Socks.

SAY SOMETHING NICE ABOUT SOMEONE

Written By: Martie Echito, Hai Muradian, Collie Coburn

SAY SOMETHING NICE
ABOUT SOMEONE

Say something nice about someone, say something nice about someone,
Say something nice about someone now.

Don’t put people down in any way, It’s better to build them up today,
Instead of an unkind word or two, be kind and you’ll feel good through and through,
And then when you look in the mirror, you’ll like what you see,
Just say something nice about someone now.

Chorus

Instead of belittling just be big, and look for the best in every kid,
Don’t let a single day go by, whithout giving our advice a try.
Then when you look in the mirror, you’ll like what you see,
Just say something nice about someone now.

Chorus

Bridge There’s an old expression that’s true today,
If you don’t have anything nice to say,
There really isn’t a better way, just don’t say anything at all.
It’s better to say something nice about someone now.

Chorus

URU

Written By: Martie Echito, Hai Muradian, Collie Coburn

U R U

I’ve got a friend that looks like you,
I’ve got a friend that looks like you,
I’ve got a friend that looks like you,
But he’s not you.

U are unique, U are so wonderful,
U are the tops
Because, U R U....U R U.

I’ve got a friend that walks like you,
I’ve got a friend that talks like you,
I’ve got a friend that walks like you,
But she’s not you.

U are unique, U are so wonderful,
U are the tops
Because, U R U....U R U.

I’ve got a friend that smiles like you,
I’ve got a friend with eyes like you,
I’ve got a friend the size of you,
But they’re not you.

U are unique, U are so wonderful,
U are the tops
Because, U R U....U R U.

STRETCHEROO

Written By: Martie Echito, Hai Muradian, Collie Coburn

STRETCHEROO

Every day when I get up, I try to touch the ceiling,
I stretch until I’m wide awake, ooo I love this feeling.
I go outside and climb a hill, and try to touch the blue sky,
I reach my hands up in the air, oh my I really do try.

Stretcheroo, Stretcheroo, Stretcheroo, Stretcheroo

Stretching’s fun in all directions, north, south, east, and westly,
I guess you’d say as stretchers go, I love my work immensly.

chorus

All this stretching wears me out, so when it’s sleepy dream time,
I close my eyes and exercise all night, and when I wake up,
I know what I’ll do, I’ll stretch and stretch the whole day through,

chorus

YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Written By: Martie Echito, Hai Muradian, Kenny McSpadden

YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE

YOU GIVE A LOT, OR GIVE A LITTLE,
YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE HOW THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND,
YOU HAVE A CHOICE, TO MAKE IT BETTER,
YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE HOW THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND,

THE WAY YOU TALK TO YOUR PARENTS,
THE WAY YOU ACT WITH YOUR FRIENDS.
THE WAY YOU DO WHAT YOU'RE TOLD TO,
IT ALL COMES BACK IN THE END.

CHORUS

THE WAY YOU KNOW WHEN TO LISTEN,
THEN CHOOSE THE RIGHT WORDS TO SAY,
YOU'LL EARN RESPECT FROM YOUR ELDERS,
JUST WORK AS HARD AS YOU PLAY.

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
ROUND AND ROUND AND ROUND AND ROUND AND ROUND, ROUND,
ROUND AND ROUND AND ROUND AND ROUND AND ROUND.


THE WAY YOU'RE MINDING YOUR MANNERS,
THE WAY YOU TRY TO BEHAVE,
AND WHEN YOUR LIFE GETS TOO SCARY,
THE WAY YOU TRY TO BE BRAVE.

CHORUS

THE WAY YOU FACE ALL YOUR TROUBLES,
IT MAKES YOU STRONGER SOME HOW.
YOU'VE GOT THE POWER TO CHANGE THINGS,
SO USE THAT POWER RIGHT NOW.

WHO'S HAVING A BIRTHDAY?

Written By: Martie Echito, Hai Muradian, Collie Coburn


WHO’S HAVING A BIRTHDAY?


Who’s having a birthday today?
Who’s celebrating with a big Hurray!
Some boy . . . Some girl . . .
Somewhere around the world,
Someone’s having a birthday today.

Who’s having a birthday today?
Bring out the cake and ice cream tray.
The party, is starting,
So join the Happy Crowd.
‘Cause someone’s having a birthday today.

You grow older every minute,
But something happens once a year.
It’s an anniversary of the day you first appeared.
So stop the presses . . . Hold the phone . . .
Someone here . . . Is a little more grown,
And the name is on the tip of my tongue.

Who’s having a birthday today?
Now there’s just one more thing to say,
Someone’s having a birthday,
Who’s having a birthday?
Someone’s having a birthday today. . . .Hurray!!

DREAMLAND

Written By: Hai Muradian, Collie Coburn, Martie Echito

DREAMLAND

She’s on her way to Dreamland, Dreamland, Dreamland, All night long,
She’s on her way to Dreamland, Dreamland, Dreamland, The sandman is singing his song.
She’s all tucked in, she closes her eyes,
She falls asleep, and to her surprise,
She’s on her way to Dreamland, Dreamland, Dreamland, All night long.

He’s on his way to Dreamland, Dreamland, Dreamland, All night long,
He’s on his way to Dreamland, Dreamland, Dreamland, The sandman is singing his song.
He’s all tucked in, he closes his eyes,
He falls asleep, and to his surprise,
He’s on his way to Dreamland, Dreamland, Dreamland, All night long.

Solo

They’re all tucked in, They close their eyes,
They fall asleep, and to their surprise,
They’re on their way to Dreamland, Dreamland, Dreamland, All night long, All night long.

Happy Dreams!

LOST AND FOUND

Written By: Martie Echito, Hai Muradian, Ken McSpadden

LOST AND FOUND

I went to the lost and found, I couldn’t find my Happy Sox,
I asked the man behind the counter....Sir....Have you found some Happy Sox?
(And he said) Sorry son, I haven’t found a one,
But let me ask you a question or two,
Did you look up?.....Yes, I looked up
Did you look down?......Yes, I looked down,
Hey,, there they are, right where I left them. on my feet!

Chorus:
If everything I lost was at the lost and found,
I wouldn’t have to search all over town,
To find the things I think I thought I lost,
I’d find them at the lost and found, oh, I’d find them at the lost and found.

I went to the lost and found, I couldn’t find my silly hat,
I asked the man behind the counter...Sir...Have you found a silly hat?
(And he said) Sorry son, I haven’t found a one,
But let me ask you a question or two,
Did you look down?....Yes, I looked down,
Did you look up?.....Yes, I looked up,
Hey, there it is, right where I left it......on my head!

Chorus: Dialogue:
Hai: Hey mister, do you have a box of lost items? Maybe there are other things I
forgot I lost, and they’re in that box!
Prof: Let me get it from behind the counter here son. Now let me see, Have you lost a sweater?
Hai: No, I haven’t lost a sweater.
Prof: How about a football?
Hai: No, I’ve never lost a football.
Prof: Well, I’ve got a lady’s purse here.
Hai: I definitely haven’t lost one of those! Hey Kenny, have you ever lost anything?
Kenny: I’m not sure...maybe!
Prof: Wait a minute! Here’s a pair of reading glasses.
Kenny: No, they can’t be mine, I don’t even wear glasses.
Prof: How about an umbrella?
Kenny: Well, I already own one of those, besides, it’s sunny outside!
Prof: You’ve got a point there, I guess I haven’t found anything that you boys have lost.

I went to the lost and found, I couldn’t find my brand new watch.
I asked the man behind the counter...Sir....have you found a brand new watch?
(And he said) Sorry son, I haven’t found a one,
But let me ask you a question or two.
Did you look left? .....Yes, I looked left.
Did you look right?.....Yes, I looked right.
Hey there it is, right where I left it.....on my wrist!
Chorus

Discography

"Gettin' Happy" CD
"Happy Sox" CD
"6 Song Limited Edition" CD
"The Happy Crowd @ Adventure City" DVD 35 min.
These, and T-Shirts available @ happycrowd.com

Set List

Our show is one 50 to 70 minute performance of original, up beat & positive songs, with instructive & zanny dialogue, and some audience participation...including the parents, who tend to love us as much as the kids!