The most recognized song in the English language is "Happy Birthday to You" (the common song sung on someone's birthday). What songs in Spanish are traditionally sung on birthdays (and what are the lyrics)? Are there a handful that are most common, or does every country tend to have its own?
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There are heaps of different ways to sing the Happy Birthday Song and they are regional. When I attend my University's Spanish Club and it's someones birthday everyone starts singing a different song. (But in the end we usually sing the first version I list here, probably due to the ethnicities of the people at the club.)
In Argentina I sang:
But there are many variations, sometimes a completely different song, sometimes only slightly different.
A Colombian friend sung this:
Sorry I don't know which regions sing which songs, if anyone does feel free to edit the post.
In Spain, we usually sing the Happy Birthday song with the following lyrics:
There is another one, which apparently was composed by Emilio Aragón (Miliki, a famous clown), called Feliz en tu día:
It is quite known, probably because these clowns' show was very famous back in the day, but not used very much.
In Mexico we sing "las mañanitas":
This short version is what usually people sing.