"Think Happy Thoughts is a BYG song that has been sung countless times on the show, with many different singers. Like "Joey Doodle," it too has become an American standard. The song as covered by The Carpenters reached number 3 on the Billboard pop charts in 1973, then sung it to Justin in Justin's No Light Fright Night.[1]

Lyrics Edit

  • I'm all alone and feeling sad, i don't know what to do, can't go to sleep and feeling lonely. I don't know what to do
  • When you're alone, and feeling sad, and you don't know what to do, when you can't sleep, and feeling lonely, here's just what to do.
  • Think Happy Thoughts, Happy Thoughts, that's what you gotta do. Think Happy thoughts, happy thoughts, and a smile will come back to you. Think Happy Thoughts, Happy Thoughts, that's what you gotta do. Think Happy thoughts, happy thoughts, and a smile will come back to you.
  • Yeah you got it
  • Yeah
  • When i'm alone and feeling sad and i don't know what to do, when i can't sleep and feeling lonely i know just what to do
  • Think Happy Thoughts, Happy Thoughts. That's what you gotta do, think happy thoughts, happy thoughts
  • And a Smile will come back to you
  • Think Happy thoughts, happy thoughts, that's what you gotta do
  • Think Happy Thoughts, Happy Thoughts
  • And a Smile will come back to you

BYG/School and the Backyard Gang Preformances Edit

1996-2000 Edit

  • Simon sings it to get to sleep
  • Johnny and Ruby sing it to Simon
  • The version sung by Gabrielle was recorded for the second School and the Backyard Gang cast album, and has been included on many other audio releases. Another version with mostly
  • Sarah sang and signed the song to a group of deaf children.
  • The Carpenters sung this Song to help Justin sleep
  • Justin Patrick Alisa Lexine and Mike sung this as a Capella to Sarah
  • Alisa and Lexine sing to Caroline
  • Caroline has also sung this Song
  • Buzz and Kenny
  • Sarah and Isaac
  • Caroline and Buzz
  • Sand Animals and Sarah
  • Aspen Kaleigh and Frankie
  • Caroline
  • Buzz Sarah and Kenny
  • Vanessa Williams, Nathan Lane, Conan O'Brien, Denyce Graves, Natalie Merchant, Patti LaBelle, Gloria Estefan, Katie Couric, Ben Stiller, Maya Angelou, R.E.M., Doug E. Doug, Ossie Davis, Garth Brooks, Fran Drescher, Noah Wyle, Terrell Davis, Ruby Dee, Rosemary Clooney, Bela Fleck and Aspen
  • The Dixie Chicks
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • The BYG

BYG Related Edit

  • Ruby in Kids For Character
  • On Evening at Pops
  • Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Barbara Bush, Isaac Stern, Candice Bergen, Max Roach, Kathie Lee Gifford, Barbara Cook and Glenn Close
  • BYG Tours
  • Peter Alexander 
  • Instrumental Version on BYG Ending Funding Credits (1996-1997)
  • Macy's Parades
  • Emmy Awards
  • School Et La Arire Cour Gang

1962-1968 Edit

  • David and Mike Douglas
  • Lena Horne and Rachel
  • Andy Kaufman and Emmi
  • An instrumental version of the song heard in the DVD Menu of "School and The Backyard Gang: Back to the 60's" and "School and the Backyard Gang: The Best of the 60's"

Non-BYG Edit

  • Muno and Rocks in Yo Gabba Gabba
  • The Carpenters recorded a cover of this song, which became a top 40 hit, reaching #3 on the Billboard top 100.
  • It has also been recorded by a diverse group of artists including The Boston Pops with Arthur Fiedler conducting, Ray Conniff, Perry Como, the Dixie Chicks, Johnny Mathis, and Barbra Streisand.
  • Maddie and Rocks in ZOOM
  • Maddie Parkington and Rocks In Maddie & Friends
  • Tony Award winner Maddie Fretz recently performed a version with specially written holiday lyrics on her album Let There Be Snow, it was also heard in the ZOOM Rockstar Gutiar by SpinMaster
  • Muno and Rocks in The Kids in Ms. Via's Class
  • Zoe, Lynese, and Alisa in ZOOM
  • Justin Bieber on Jolly Farm
  • Maddie Fretz and Steven Rivers: Together Again (2017), as part of a medley.
  • "the Aquabats" performed a muzak version which was heard in The floating eye of Death.


Trivia ==

  • During the Remixes, everyone singing the first verse has a different voice