|"Happy Up Here"|
|Single by Röyksopp|
|from the album Junior|
|Released||19 January 2009|
|Format||Vinyl, digital download|
|Genre||Electronica, dub, house|
|Label||Astralwerks, Wall of Sound|
|Röyksopp singles chronology|
"Happy Up Here" is a song by Norwegian electronic music duo Röyksopp, released as a free download from their album Junior. The one-track digital single was also released in selected stores on 19 January 2009, while the physical single and digital EP with remixes were released on 16 March 2009. The song sampled Parliament's 1976 single, "Do That Stuff".
The music video, directed by Reuben Sutherland, was released online on 25 February 2009 via the band's official website, as well as on their official YouTube channel. It features panning shots of a cityscape, with floating boxes lit up by light bulbs. It is eventually made apparent that the boxes are a 3D version of the aliens featured in the old arcade classic Space Invaders and the video is subsequently played out like the game, with cars on the ground serving as the defence. The video ends when the remaining aliens retreat.
|Chart (2009)||Peak |
|French Singles Chart||73|
|Norwegian Singles Chart||3|
|UK Singles Chart||44|