We, The Honey Pop, thought it was the perfect time to celebrate Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever and list our top 5 songs from the album that we still cannot get enough of after two years. You can read why all of us at THP HQ stan Billie Eilish here!
Let’s start with a breakdown! Happier Than Ever is Billie Eilish’s second studio album, co-written with her brother Finneas O’Connell, and was released on July 30, 2021. The album debuted at number one on Billboard 200 and her second album to do so in the United States, the first being her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Singles from Happier Than Ever include ‘my future,’ ‘Lost Cause,’ ‘Your Power,’ ‘NDA,’ ‘Therefore I Am,’ ‘Happier Than Ever,’ and ‘Male Fantasy.’ The album also led to the Happier Than Ever, The World Tour, which began on February 3, 2022.
Now, let’s get down to our top 5 songs from Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever!
‘Not My Responsibility’
Let’s start off with the iconic-ness that is ‘Not My Responsibility.’ This song is a spoken interlude with an instrumental that was first heard during the Where Do We Go? World Tour in 2020. We don’t think we need to say much more about this song if you have already heard it.
Billie used the iconic ‘Not My Responsibility’ to send a message to her haters and critics about how they judge her music, her clothes, her body, and her personality. It is simply iconic, and truer words have never been spoken before. There’s nothing more powerful than a woman taking control of her narrative.
“Who decides what that makes me? / What that means? / Is my value based only on your perception? / Or is your opinion of me Not my responsibility?”
‘Not My Responsibility’ from Happier Than Ever – Billie Eilish
Do you know what we get when we listen to this song? Oxytocin, flooding in our brains and bodies. The beat is so good that we can’t help but start to dance along to the song the second it begins to play. ‘Oxytocin’ makes you really feel yourself and the beats and music are sexy. Eilish’s voice transitioning to a higher pitch gives the song a perfect cathartic, sexy vibe. We will not go into detail about the lyrics but all we will say is, do not play this around your parents or family members. It is, however, the perfect song to dance along to at the club under the flashing lights.
“You know I need you for the oxytocin.”
‘Oxytocin’ from Happier Than Ever – Billie Eilish
‘my future‘ starts off as a slow ballad and transitions into a funky beat. This song made our list because it encapsulates the situation where you have to leave someone behind because they are toxic for you and your future. Eilish talks about leaving a toxic person behind in her life and not letting them back in even though she is lonely because she knows she will fall into their trap again. And she cannot do that to herself, or her future self, because she loves them too much. Perfect breakup song with the right amount of self-awareness and self-love, right?
“But I know better / Than to drive you home / ‘Cause you’d invite me in / And I’d be yours again / But I (I), I’m in love (Love, love, love, love) / With my future.”
‘my future’ from Happier Than Ever – Billie Eilish
‘Therefore I Am’
‘Therefore I Am‘ is the second most listened-to song on Happier Than Ever for a reason. We just had to include this one. The song trended on TikTok in 2022, with over 1.7M videos uploaded with the sound!
‘Therefore I Am’ is, yet, another song on Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever that is directed to the haters and critics Eilish interacts with on a daily basis. What makes it different from ‘Not My Responsibility’ is, of course, that this is not a spoken interlude but Eilish singing. But this song is also different in the sense that Eilish tells the haters to stop speaking about her because they do not know her. That’s just the truth, isn’t it?
“Stop; what the hell are you talking about? Ha / Get my pretty name outta your mouth / We are not the same with or without / Don’t talk ’bout me like how you might know how I feel”
‘Therefore I Am’ from Happier Than Ever – Billie Eilish
‘Happier Than Ever’
We saved the best for last! The self-titled track. ‘Happier Than Ever.’ When we first listened to this song, we did not expect the build-up and release. ‘Happier Than Ever’ is the most listened-to song in Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever. It is the song, in our opinion, to scream along to. And Eilish agrees.
“This song is the most therapeutic song I’ve ever written. I screamed my lungs out when we recorded this song. I’ve wanted to get those screams out for a long time.”
Billie Eilish on ‘Happier Than Ever’ on Spotify.
Us too, Billie. Us too. ‘Happier Than Ever’ is so angsty and cathartic that it is the number one song we have on repeat from Happier Than Ever. We can only imagine how many people in the world sang this song in their bedroom, dedicating the solo performance to their good-for-nothing ex (we know we did).
Which is your favorite song from Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever that you still have on repeat? What is your favorite song by Billie Eilish? Let us know in the comments below or over on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter at @thehoneypop!