Be Happy

Album: single release only (2020)
Charted: 55 101

Songfacts®:

  • American TikTok personality Dixie D'Amelio's career on the social media platform began after her sister, Charli D'Amelio, began uploading dance videos to trending songs. The siblings quickly became two of the most followed accounts.

    Dixie D'Amelio became known for her good singing voice on TikTok, so it was no surprise when she transitioned to music. This reflective pop track released on June 26, 2020 is her debut single.
  • The song tackles mental health and the misconception that mild depression is a cause for alarm.

    Sometimes I don't want to be happy
    Don't hold it against me
    If I'm down just leave me there
    Let me be


    Dixie is telling her friends that feeling sad isn't bad, sometimes it's part of life. Said Dixie: "Some days, as we all know, it's not easy to be happy. My hope is that anyone who listens can be reminded that it's okay to feel what we feel. It's okay have a bad day. We all have them and you are not alone."
  • Dixie recorded the song during the coronavirus lockdown in a "virtual studio" with producer Christian Medice (Pink's "I Am Here," Lovelytheband's "Broken"). "I don't think there are enough songs in the pop world that speak openly about mental health," Medice said. "I love the fact that it's a serious, catchy pop song without sounding preachy or corny."
  • Medice co-wrote the song with New York hip-hop MC Diamond D, frequent Pink collaborator Billy Mann, and Songland Season 1 contestant Sam DeRosa.
  • Dixie D'Amelio released the official remix on September 10, 2020. The Tik Tok star teamed up with blackbear and Lil Mosey on the new version.
  • D'Amelio enlisted fellow TikTok star and rumored beau Noah Beck to play her island lover boy in the dreamy video.

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