Mika’s ‘Happy Ending’ is Beautiful But Heartbreaking – Repeat Rotation Video


I have to honestly say I wasn’t that familiar with Mika, the Lebanese-British singer songwriter that is huge all over Europe, until he appeared on a couple of French TV shows with Conchita Wurst a couple of weeks ago (Sorry, I live in Asia). Yes, I knew who he was but, no, I had never listened to more than a couple of tracks of his music. Not until Conchita mentioned she liked his song “Happy Ending“.

So being the fascinated-by-Conchita person that I am, I went to check it out. Not surprisingly, because she does have great taste in music, I loved it.

That’s why Mika’s ‘Happy Ending‘ is my Repeat Rotation Video today. The track is from his 2007 debut album Life in Cartoon Motion; an album that was, astoundingly, the ninth best-selling album in the world that year.

It was the third single Mika released from the album, and hit #1 in Slovakia, #7 in the UK, #6 in the Top 40 singles in Hungary, and in the 10th spot in Belgium’s Top 40.

And it’s one of those songsĀ that, from the beat and the gorgeous melody, sounds like it could be about someone who did get a happy ending, until you listen to the lyrics and watch the video. Then you realize how incredibly sad this song is.

Listen to Mika’s ‘Happy Ending‘ below. It really is beautiful if heartbreaking. And, as usual with my Repeat Rotation Videos, listen to it loud and with headphones.


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.