To celebrate someone’s birthdate pretty much anyone can belt out the “Happy Birthday” song, but what to sing in celebration of a couple’s anniversary?
How can we ceremoniously honor such an important and personal holiday equally melodiously? To assuage these burning questions, award-winning singer-songwriter Karen Sokolof Javitch recently announced the worldwide launch of her personalized “Happy Anniversary Song.”
To commemorate this joyous event, Javitch invites all couples celebrating an anniversary to submit a video of them singing her song via email. All video entries must be submitted by August 30, 2019. Javitch will then select a ‘winning’ video, for which she will donate $1,000 to the charity of that couple’s choice.
Additionally, anyone wishing to register as “America’s Longest Married Couple” for themselves, or on behalf of another couple, may do so through by visiting Javitch’s web site at audio clip; and email in the couple’s names, date of marriage and e-mail address for winner notification. Though not required to enter, those so inclined may view Javitch’s Happy Anniversary Song music video on YouTube.
“Everyone knows the ‘Happy Birthday’ song, yet we all stumble when we try to sing a song for someone’s anniversary,” explains Javitch. “My new anniversary song is short and very easy to learn. Now, when you go to someone’s anniversary party you’ll know what to sing.”
As billed, the lyrics to the song are short, sweet and easily stick: Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary (wife’s name) and (husband’s name) we’re so happy to be at your (add # of years) Anniversary.
Besides Javitch’s 15 albums, she has also co-written four musicals performed in many cities throughout the United States and was the creator and co-host of a popular radio show, “It’s the Beat.” Her family-friendly music includes a variety of songs about exercising and good health, celebrities, holidays, weddings, politics, children, babies, education, patriotism, love and family. Also philanthropic, Javitch has raised over $350,000 for national and local charities through her original music.
Now that’s striking the right tone!