"Happiness" (Hangul: 행복; Romanization: Haengbok) is the debut single by Red Velvet. The single as well as the music video was released on August 1, 2014. The song marks as being Red Velvet's first release under the "red" concept.

Description

The song is described as a vibrant urban Euro pop song with a great fusion of an intense synth sound and an African music beat. It undergoes various changes with diverse rap and vocals. It portrays the world from the perspective of young, innocent people who are untainted. It conveys a message that how you can feel empowered and love yourself more by appreciating the small joys in life.The song represents the group's "Red" sound.

The music video is filled with fantastic color schemes, diverse footage and animated scenes, exciting and energetic dance routine consisting of reggae steps and rhythmic movements. It was initially released on August 1 but then re-released on August 4, 2014 due to the controversial imagery concerning the Japan bombing. The group started promotions of the song on the day of its initial release.

Background

During the month of July, it was announced by S.M. Entertainment that Irene, Seulgi, and Wendy will be in the upcoming girl group. On July 28, 2014, the music video teaser for "Happiness" was released. The teaser included Irene, Seulgi, Wendy, and Joy. On August 4, 2014, the music video was released.

Promotion

The music video originally was released on August 1 but was taken down due to controversial imagery concerning the Japan bombing and the 9/11 attacks. S.M. Entertainment released a statement saying the director just used a collage source of images and there was no intention behind it. The video was then re uploaded on August 4. They performed for the very first time on Music Bank on August 1, 2014..

Commercial Performance

During the week of August 3, 2014, it was announced that "Happiness" not only debuted but also peaked at number five on the Gaon Digital Chart. "Happiness" debuted at number four on Billboard's Word Digital Song Sales Chart. This made them the first K-pop girl group to send their debut single to the Billboard charts.

Awards and Nominations

Year Award Show Category Result
2015 Golden Disc Awards Digital Bonsang Nominated

Lyrics

The lyrics of the song carry a positive message on getting energy of everyday activities and loving yourself more.

 Irene   Seulgi   Wendy   Joy 

Sometimes, you gotta be bold
Just rock the world!
(Boo-Ya!)


랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라 (Happiness!)
랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라

(Are you happy? Uh~)


고민은 Blow up

꿀꿀한 기분 Change up
힘을 내려고 이제 Wind up

한 방에 멋진 일이 가득 Straight up


난 매일 더 Style up
기분 Up 되는 일에 집중!

내가 행복하게 사는
비결을 좀 말해볼까?


아침에 난 잠을 깨 엄마께
사랑한다고 말해

(어휴 착한 내 딸아)

졸졸 나를 따라온 Happy가
넘 귀여워서 행복해

(Uh, 얘가 말한대!)


이런 Money 저런 Power
그것만 따, 따, 따, 따라가다

어른들이 짠해 보여
그들은 정말 행복하지 않아

기쁜 일이 멋진 일이
세계는 참, 참, 참, 많은 데라

그런 Money 그런 Power
우리는 관심도 끊어버린지 오래


달라 달라 나는 좀

해보고 싶음 그냥 하고 말지
고민 고민 하다가

어른이 되면 후회 많을텐데

어제 오늘 내일도

행복을 찾는 나의 모험일기
달라 달라 나는 좀

긍정의 힘을 나는 믿고 있지


랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라 (Happiness!)
랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라 (난 원해!)
랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라 (꿈 꾸자!)
랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라

(Uh, are you happy? Uh~)


학교 가는 길에 만난

친구 내게 달려와서

팔짱 끼고 웃어주니 좋고!

끼리끼리 모여 장난치던

남자애들 내가

지나가니 의식해서 좋고!


잔소리 하지만

세상에서 내가 제일 좋단 엄마
Hey hey! TV속에

싸움밖에 모르는 어른들 빼!


점점 더 좋은 걸

난 나라서 행복해
더 기분 좋은 건

내 곁에 너 있단 거

(Uh, what you wanna be?)


이런 Money 저런 Power
그것만 따, 따, 따, 따라가다

어른들이 짠해 보여
그들은 정말 행복하지 않아

기쁜 일이 멋진 일이
세계는 참, 참, 참, 많은 데라

그런 Money 그런 Power
우리는 관심도 끊어버린지 오래


달라 달라 나는 좀
(오래, 오래, 오래, 오래)

해보고 싶음 그냥 하고 말지
고민 고민 하다가
(오래, 오래, 오래, 오래)

어른이 되면 후회 많을텐데

어제 오늘 내일도
(점점 더 좋은걸)

행복을 찾는 나의 모험일기
달라 달라 나는 좀
(난 나라서 행복해)

긍정의 힘을 나는 믿고 있지


랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라 (Happiness!)
랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라 (난 원해!)
랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라 (꿈 꾸자!)
랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라

(Uh, are you happy? Uh~)


Shine on me, let it shine on me yeah

내 품에 Let it shine
Shine on me, let it shine on me yeah

내 두 팔에 Let it shine


랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라 (Happiness!)
랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라 (난 원해!)
랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라 (꿈 꾸자!)
랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라 (Happiness!)

Sometimes, you gotta be bold
Just rock the world!
(Boo-Ya!)


Lalala Lalala Lalalala (Happiness!)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala

(Are you happy? Uh~)


gomineun Blow up

kkulkkulhan gibun Change up
himeul naeryeogo ije Wind up

han bange meotjin iri gadeuk Straight up


nan maeil deo Style up
gibun Up doeneun ire jipjung!

naega haengbokhage saneun
bigyeoreul jom malhaebolkka?


achime nan jameul kkae eommakke
saranghandago malhae

(eohyu chakhan nae ttara)

juljul nareul ttaraon Happy ga
neom gwiyeowoseo haengbokhae

(Uh, yaega malhandae!)


reon Money jeoreon Power
geugeotman tta, tta, tta, ttaragada

eoreundeuri jjanhae boyeo
geudeureun jeongmal haengbokhaji anha

gippeun iri meotjin iri
segyeneun cham, cham, cham manheun dera

geureon Money geureon Power
urineun gwansimdo kkeunheobeorin ji orae


dalla dalla naneun jom

haebogo sipeun geunyang hago malji
gomin gomin hadaga

eoreuni doemyeon huhoe manheul tende

eoje oneul naeildo

haengbogeul chatneun naui moheom ilgi
dalla dalla naneun jom

geungjeongui himeul naneun mitgo itji


Lalala Lalala Lalalala (Happiness!)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala (nan wonhae!)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala (kkum kkuja!)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala

(Uh, are you happy? Uh~)


hakgyo ganeun gire mannan

chingu naege dallyeowaseo

paljjang kkigo useojuni joko!

kkirikkiri moyeo jeongnanchideon

namjaaedeul naega

jinagani uisaekhaeseo joko!


jansori hajiman

sesangeseo naega jeil jotan eomma
Hey hey! TV soge

ssaumbakke moreuneun eoreundeul ppae!


jeomjeom deo joheungeol

nan naraseo haengbokhae
deo gibun joheun geon

nae gyeote neo itdan geo

(Uh, what you wanna be?)


ireon Money jeoreon Power
geugeotman tta, tta, tta, ttaragada

eoreundeuri jjanhae boyeo
geudeureun jeongmal haengbokhaji anha

gippeun iri meotjin iri
segyeneun cham, cham, cham manheun dera

geureon Money geureon Power
urineun gwansimdo kkeunheobeorin ji orae


dalla dalla naneun jom
(orae, orae, orae, orae)

haebogo sipeun geunyang hago malji
gomin gomin hadaga
(orae, orae, orae, orae)

eoreuni doemyeon huhoe manheul tende

eoje oneul naeildo
(jeomjeom deo joheungeol)

haengbogeul chatneun naui moheom ilgi
dalla dalla naneun jom
(nan naraseo haengbokhae)

geungjeongui himeul naneun mitgo itji


Lalala Lalala Lalalala (Happiness!)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala (nan wonhae!)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala (kkum kkuja!)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala

(Uh, are you happy? Uh~)


Shine on me, let it shine on me yeah

nae pume Let it shine
Shine on me, let it shine on me yeah

nae du pare Let it shine


Lalala Lalala Lalalala (Happiness!)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala (nan wonhae!)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala (kkum kkuja!)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala (Happiness!)

Sometimes, you gotta be bold
Just rock the world!
(Boo-Ya!)


랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라 (Happiness!)
랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라

(Are you happy? Uh~)


Worries Blow up

Feeling bad, Change up
Gather strength Wind up

Good things will happen at once Straight up


Everyday, I’m more Style up
Focus on things that make my mood up

My happy life
Should I tell you my secret?


When I wake up in the morning
I tell my mom I love her

(Aiyoo, my nice daughter)

The happy feelings following me
are so cute it makes me happy

(Uh, she’s talking!)


This money, that power
Only following that

Those adults look depressed
Those people are truly not happy

Happy things, good things
This world is full of them

That money, that power
We stopped caring about those a long time ago


I’m a little different

I just do what I want to do
If you keep worrying,

You’ll have a lot of regrets when you’re an adult

Yesterday, today, tomorrow too

My diary is full of finding happiness
I’m a little different

I believe in the strength of optimism


Lalala Lalala Lalalala (Happiness!)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala (I want it)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala (Let’s dream)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala

(Uh, are you happy? Uh~)


My friend I met on the way to school

She came to me and

linked arms with me and smiled, I’m happy

The group of

prankster boys

They pay attention to me when I walk by, I’m happy


She may nag but in this world

She’s the best mom
Hey hey! take out the adults

who do nothing but fight on TV


I like it more, little by little

I’m happy that I’m me
The thing that makes me happier

is that you’re by my side

(Uh, what you wanna be?)


This money, that power
Only following that

Those adults look depressed
Those people are truly not happy

Happy things, good things
This world is full of them

That money, that power
We stopped caring about those a long time ago


I’m a little different
(ago, ago, ago, ago)

I just do what I want to do
If you keep worrying,
(ago, ago, ago, ago)

You’ll have a lot of regrets when you’re an adult

Yesterday, today, tomorrow too
(I like it more, little by little)

My diary is full of finding happiness
I’m a little different
(I’m happy that I’m me)

I believe in the strength of optimism


Lalala Lalala Lalalala (Happiness!)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala (I want it)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala (Let’s dream)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala

(Uh, are you happy? Uh~)


Shine on me, let it shine on me yeah

My embrace, Let it shine
Shine on me, let it shine on me yeah

In my arms, Let it shine


Lalala Lalala Lalalala (Happiness!)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala (I want it)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala (Let’s dream)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala (Happiness!)

 Irene   Seulgi   Wendy   Joy   Yeri  After Yeri's addition to the group, the line distribution has been modified.

Sometimes, you gotta be bold
Just rock the world!
(Boo-Ya!)


랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라 (Happiness!)
랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라

(Are you happy? Uh~)


고민은 Blow up
꿀꿀한 기분 Change up

힘을 내려고 이제 Wind up
한 방에 멋진 일이 가득 Straight up


난 매일 더 Style up
기분 Up 되는 일에 집중!

내가 행복하게 사는
비결을 좀 말해볼까?


아침에 난 잠을 깨 엄마께
사랑한다고 말해

(어휴 착한 내 딸아)

졸졸 나를 따라온 Happy가
넘 귀여워서 행복해

(Uh, 얘가 말한대!)


이런 Money 저런 Power
그것만 따, 따, 따, 따라가다

어른들이 짠해 보여
그들은 정말 행복하지 않아

기쁜 일이 멋진 일이
세계는 참, 참, 참, 많은 데라

그런 Money 그런 Power
우리는 관심도 끊어버린지 오래


달라 달라 나는 좀

해보고 싶음 그냥 하고 말지
고민 고민 하다가

어른이 되면 후회 많을텐데

어제 오늘 내일도

행복을 찾는 나의 모험일기
달라 달라 나는 좀

긍정의 힘을 나는 믿고 있지


랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라 (Happiness!)
랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라 (난 원해!)
랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라 (꿈 꾸자!)
랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라

(Uh, are you happy? Uh~)


학교 가는 길에 만난

친구 내게 달려와서

팔짱 끼고 웃어주니 좋고!

끼리끼리 모여 장난치던

남자애들 내가

지나가니 의식해서 좋고!


잔소리 하지만
세상에서 내가 제일 좋단 엄마

Hey hey! TV속에
싸움밖에 모르는 어른들 빼!


점점 더 좋은 걸

난 나라서 행복해
더 기분 좋은 건

내 곁에 너 있단 거

(Uh, what you wanna be?)


이런 Money 저런 Power
그것만 따, 따, 따, 따라가다

어른들이 짠해 보여
그들은 정말 행복하지 않아

기쁜 일이 멋진 일이
세계는 참, 참, 참, 많은 데라

그런 Money 그런 Power
우리는 관심도 끊어버린지 오래


달라 달라 나는 좀
(오래, 오래, 오래, 오래)

해보고 싶음 그냥 하고 말지
고민 고민 하다가
(오래, 오래, 오래, 오래)

어른이 되면 후회 많을텐데

어제 오늘 내일도
(점점 더 좋은걸)

행복을 찾는 나의 모험일기
달라 달라 나는 좀
(난 나라서 행복해)

긍정의 힘을 나는 믿고 있지


랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라 (Happiness!)
랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라 (난 원해!)
랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라 (꿈 꾸자!)
랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라

(Uh, are you happy? Uh~)


Shine on me, let it shine on me yeah

내 품에 Let it shine
Shine on me, let it shine on me yeah

내 두 팔에 Let it shine


랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라 (Happiness!)
랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라 (난 원해!)
랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라 (꿈 꾸자!)
랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라 (Happiness!)

Sometimes, you gotta be bold
Just rock the world!
(Boo-Ya!)


Lalala Lalala Lalalala (Happiness!)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala

(Are you happy? Uh~)


gomineun Blow up
kkulkkulhan gibun Change up

himeul naeryeogo ije Wind up
han bange meotjin iri gadeuk Straight up


nan maeil deo Style up
gibun Up doeneun ire jipjung!

naega haengbokhage saneun
bigyeoreul jom malhaebolkka?


achime nan jameul kkae eommakke
saranghandago malhae

(eohyu chakhan nae ttara)

juljul nareul ttaraon Happy ga
neom gwiyeowoseo haengbokhae

(Uh, yaega malhandae!)


reon Money jeoreon Power
geugeotman tta, tta, tta, ttaragada

eoreundeuri jjanhae boyeo
geudeureun jeongmal haengbokhaji anha

gippeun iri meotjin iri
segyeneun cham, cham, cham manheun dera

geureon Money geureon Power
urineun gwansimdo kkeunheobeorin ji orae


dalla dalla naneun jom

haebogo sipeun geunyang hago malji
gomin gomin hadaga

eoreuni doemyeon huhoe manheul tende

eoje oneul naeildo

haengbogeul chatneun naui moheom ilgi
dalla dalla naneun jom

geungjeongui himeul naneun mitgo itji


Lalala Lalala Lalalala (Happiness!)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala (nan wonhae!)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala (kkum kkuja!)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala

(Uh, are you happy? Uh~)


hakgyo ganeun gire mannan

chingu naege dallyeowaseo

paljjang kkigo useojuni joko!

kkirikkiri moyeo jeongnanchideon

namjaaedeul naega

jinagani uisaekhaeseo joko!


jansori hajiman
sesangeseo naega jeil jotan eomma

Hey hey! TV soge
ssaumbakke moreuneun eoreundeul ppae!


jeomjeom deo joheungeol

nan naraseo haengbokhae
deo gibun joheun geon

nae gyeote neo itdan geo

(Uh, what you wanna be?)


ireon Money jeoreon Power
geugeotman tta, tta, tta, ttaragada

eoreundeuri jjanhae boyeo
geudeureun jeongmal haengbokhaji anha

gippeun iri meotjin iri
segyeneun cham, cham, cham manheun dera

geureon Money geureon Power
urineun gwansimdo kkeunheobeorin ji orae


dalla dalla naneun jom
(orae, orae, orae, orae)

haebogo sipeun geunyang hago malji
gomin gomin hadaga
(orae, orae, orae, orae)

eoreuni doemyeon huhoe manheul tende

eoje oneul naeildo
(jeomjeom deo joheungeol)

haengbogeul chatneun naui moheom ilgi
dalla dalla naneun jom
(nan naraseo haengbokhae)

geungjeongui himeul naneun mitgo itji



Lalala Lalala Lalalala (Happiness!)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala (nan wonhae!)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala (kkum kkuja!)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala

(Uh, are you happy? Uh~)


Shine on me, let it shine on me yeah

nae pume Let it shine
Shine on me, let it shine on me yeah

nae du pare Let it shine



Lalala Lalala Lalalala (Happiness!)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala (nan wonhae!)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala (kkum kkuja!)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala (Happiness!)

Sometimes, you gotta be bold
Just rock the world!
(Boo-Ya!)


랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라 (Happiness!)
랄랄라 랄랄라 랄랄랄라

(Are you happy? Uh~)


Worries Blow up
Feeling bad, Change up

Gather strength Wind up
Good things will happen at once Straight up


Everyday, I’m more Style up
Focus on things that make my mood up

My happy life
Should I tell you my secret?


When I wake up in the morning
I tell my mom I love her

(Aiyoo, my nice daughter)

The happy feelings following me
are so cute it makes me happy

(Uh, she’s talking!)


This money, that power
Only following that

Those adults look depressed
Those people are truly not happy

Happy things, good things
This world is full of them

That money, that power
We stopped caring about those a long time ago


I’m a little different

I just do what I want to do
If you keep worrying,

You’ll have a lot of regrets when you’re an adult

Yesterday, today, tomorrow too

My diary is full of finding happiness
I’m a little different

I believe in the strength of optimism


Lalala Lalala Lalalala (Happiness!)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala (I want it)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala (Let’s dream)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala

(Uh, are you happy? Uh~)


My friend I met on the way to school

She came to me and

linked arms with me and smiled, I’m happy

The group of

prankster boys

They pay attention to me when I walk by, I’m happy


She may nag but in this world
She’s the best mom

Hey hey! take out the adults
who do nothing but fight on TV


I like it more, little by little

I’m happy that I’m me
The thing that makes me happier

is that you’re by my side

(Uh, what you wanna be?)


This money, that power
Only following that

Those adults look depressed
Those people are truly not happy

Happy things, good things
This world is full of them

That money, that power
We stopped caring about those a long time ago


I’m a little different
(ago, ago, ago, ago)

I just do what I want to do
If you keep worrying,
(ago, ago, ago, ago)

You’ll have a lot of regrets when you’re an adult

Yesterday, today, tomorrow too
(I like it more, little by little)

My diary is full of finding happiness
I’m a little different
(I’m happy that I’m me)

I believe in the strength of optimism


Lalala Lalala Lalalala (Happiness!)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala (I want it)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala (Let’s dream)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala

(Uh, are you happy? Uh~)


Shine on me, let it shine on me yeah

My embrace, Let it shine
Shine on me, let it shine on me yeah

In my arms, Let it shine


Lalala Lalala Lalalala (Happiness!)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala (I want it)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala (Let’s dream)
Lalala Lalala Lalalala (Happiness!)

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Trivia

  • Red Velvet was the first kpop girl group to have their debut song, "Happiness", chart on Billboard World Digital Song Sales.
  • Wendy completed the debut promotion while suffering from vocal nodules. She was able to sing the high notes by moving her resonance to her head.


RED VELVET
IreneSeulgiWendyJoyYeri
Discography
Mini-albums Ice Cream CakeThe VelvetRussian RouletteRookieThe Red SummerSummer MagicRBB'The ReVe Festival' Day 1'The ReVe Festival' Day 2
Albums The RedPerfect Velvet
Repackage albums The Perfect Red Velvet'The ReVe Festival' Finale
Japanese mini-albums #Cookie JarSAPPY
Singles HappinessBe NaturalWish TreeWould URebirthOur Beloved BoA #4
OSTs YossismSee the starsFuture
Events
Concerts Red Room (2017) • Red Room Japan (2018) • REDMARE (2018) • REDMARE Arena Tour in Japan (2019) • La Rouge (2019) • La Rouge Arena Tour in Japan (2020)
Filmography
Dramas The Female Employees of a Game CompanyThe Liar and His LoverIdol Drama Operation TeamLet's Only Walk The Flower RoadTempted
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