Open Happiness: Best supergroup ever! Except for the product placement!

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Wow. Have you heard this awesome new collaboration between Patrick Stump from Fall Out Boy, Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco, Travis McCoy from Gym Class Heroes, Cee-Lo, and the wonderfully spacey Janelle Monae? The band is called Open Happiness, and their self-titled debut single can be heard on their MySpace page; it’s got Flaming Lips guitars and a catchy singalong chorus buoyed by verses from each of the members, all of whom are totally capable of selling American-Idol-winner’s-single-worthy lyrics like “the bridge between us is a rainbow.” Open happiness, indeed! Tinted Windows, you just got served!

Wait.

Is this a Coke ad?

Crap.

Okay, I’ve been successfully duped — and subsequently a little disappointed. What about you, Mixers? Do you mind the corporate crossover, or just hope this quintet cuts another single soon? And is this a better song than “I’d Like To Buy the World a Coke” (or the criminally underrated “I’m a Pepper”)?

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  • kristi Mackay

    You should see the video! It’s adorable and there is not enough Patrick Stump in it! But There is lots of Bden so it makes up for it! Unfortunately this is a coke commercial song…and Tinted Windows rocks by the way Whitney!!!

  • John

    great song awesome video. who cares if its a coke thing??

  • Tanya

    this song rocks!! makes me love coke more now!! YAY!

  • Tanya

    this song rocks!! makes me love coke more now! YAY!!

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  • lvbagsuk

    Great article. I cant wait to hear more about your research tool. If it is as good as your other products, then you will have another winner. Your article pretty much summed up what I have been seeing too. Great to see some hard data.

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