Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin (1988)
This American musician, vocalist, and conductor started his career playing in jazz and cabaret bands before he found vocals to be his strength. Following the cosmic success (both critical and commercial) of this single, McFerrin branched out into conducting and worked as guest conductor with the world’s top symphonies. In 1994, he became Creative Chair for the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and continues to work his distinctive vocal talents into classical music with the help of collaborators like Yo Yo Ma & Chick Corea. McFerrin continues to a prolific performer, and his most recent studio album came out in 2010.