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How to get Siri to Sing Me Happy Birthday

It’s your birthday. And you’re thinking.. “how do I get Siri to Sing Me Happy Birthday?”Alexa has it sorted. And Google. Even Cordana dabbles in a little birthday song singing. 

Siri, however, has been a bit slow on the uptake at singing lessons. 

How to get Siri to Sing Me Happy Birthday

The sad news is, Siri won’t personally sing you Happy Birthday. But there ARE ways you can use Siri for Happy Birthday singing. And the results are far better than any singing robot!

Let’s see what we can do to “get Siri to Sing Me Happy Birthday” .

How to get Siri to sing Happy Birthday to me on Spotify

Most of our birthday songs will play on Spotify using the Siri command below, replacing name with your name and genre with your chosen genre.

Siri and Happy Birthday on Spotify

think of a genre

Decide which version you want
(see below)

Enable Siri

Hold the home button to bring up Siri

Speak

"Play Happy Birthday [name] [genre] version on Spotify"

  • Pop
  • Alt Pop
  • Ukulele
  • Gospel
  • Metal
  • Punk
  • Hip Hop
  • Reggae
  • Country
  • Outlaw Country
  • Folk
  • Classical
  • Jazz
  • Latin Jazz
  • Trad Jazz
  • Jive Blues

Let’s try it now! We’ll use the name Annabella and choose the Punk version.

For our Spotify example the Siri command is:

“Play Happy Birthday Annabella Punk Version on Spotify”

And voila! Siri has found Happy Birthday Annabella (Punk Version) on Spotify.

You can tell if it has worked because it should then show our logo on the screen. 

Happy Birthday Annabella

How to get Siri to sing me Happy Birthday on Apple Music

A lot of our birthday songs will play on Apple Music using the Siri command below, replacing name with your name & genre with your chosen genre.

think of a genre

Decide which version you want
(see below)

Enable Siri

Hold the home button to bring up Siri

Speak

"Play Happy Birthday [name] [genre] version on Apple Music"

  • Pop
  • Alt Pop
  • Ukulele
  • Gospel
  • Metal
  • Punk
  • Hip Hop
  • Reggae
  • Country
  • Outlaw Country
  • Folk
  • Classical
  • Jazz
  • Latin Jazz
  • Trad Jazz
  • Jive Blues

Let’s give it a go! This time we’ll use the name Justin with the Hip Hop version.

For our Apple Music example the Siri command is:

“Play Happy Birthday Justin Hip Hop Version on Apple Music”

And voila! Siri has found Happy Birthday Justin (Hip Hop Version) on Apple Music.

If your search has been successful you should see our logo on the screen. 

Happy Birthday Justin

How to get Siri to Sing Happy Birthday to me on YouTube

A large (but random) selection of our birthday songs work on YouTube using the Siri command below, replacing name with your name & genre with your chosen genre.

Siri YouTube Happy Birthday instructions

think of a genre

Decide which version you want
(see below)

Enable Siri

Hold the home button to bring up Siri

Speak

"Play Happy Birthday [name] [genre] version on YouTube"

  • Pop
  • Alt Pop
  • Ukulele
  • Gospel
  • Metal
  • Punk
  • Hip Hop
  • Reggae
  • Country
  • Outlaw Country
  • Folk
  • Classical
  • Jazz
  • Latin Jazz
  • Trad Jazz
  • Jive Blues

Let’s give it spin! We’ll try the name Selena and choose the Pop version.

For our YouTube example the Siri command is:

“Play Happy Birthday Selena Pop Version on YouTube”

Happy birthday Selena on YouTube

Next, a grid of videos should appear on the screen. Find our video with the logo against the familiar pink background with Selena written below. Click to play.

And voila! Siri has found Happy Birthday Selena (Pop Version) on YouTube.

Can Siri sing a song?

Happy Birthday To You was protected under copyright law in the USA and UK for the first 6 years of Siri’s life. This meant Siri couldn’t sing you Happy Birthday without Apple having to pay Warner Chappell each and every time. Luckily, in 2016 Happy Birthday To You was rightfully placed into the public domain, losing Warner Chappell about US$5,000 per day (US$2 million per year) in royalties for the song. Unfortunately this hasn’t resulted in Apple adding a version of Siri singing Happy Birthday. Much to the dismay of Siri / Birthday Song fans globally.

The good news is, Siri has had a couple of basic singing lessons, in time for a certain AI assistant’s 10th birthday celebrations back in 2021. Be warned, more work needs to be done in the tone / melody department. 

Get Siri to sing Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

We understand why Siri went for this one. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen is one of the world’s greatest songs. 

All you have to do is speak this lyric into Siri.  

“I see a little silhouette of a man”

Siri and Sing Me Happy Birthday

Thanks for joining us on this exploration of how to get Siri to sing me Happy Birthday.  These simple instructions will enable to you find a Sing Me Happy Birthday song using Siri, on Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube. The links below will take you back to the instructions for each platform. Happy Birthday to you! 

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