Get Your Fave Band To Sing You Happy Birthday — For Free

Posted November 15

Before you have a coronary, the following offering does not include Tokio Hotel. Moving on, today, Skype launched a new Facebook app that lets users post birthday songs sung by popular bands to their friends’ walls — complete with said users’ own clumsy caterwauling.

Say It With Skype is a simple Facebook app that lets you choose from a series of bands — Imogen Heap, The Parlotones, Bowling For Soup, etc — who have prerecorded birthday messages. Using your computer’s camera, you can then add your own video message, and personalize the video so that it conveys the desired sentiment (what a drag it is getting old…). Messages can be shared via Facebook wall post or URL.

According to Mashable, the app is meant to promote Skype Group Video Calling, and those you wish “Happy Birthday” to will score one free month of the service.

Just a note to Skype: My birthday is next month. Can you hook a girl up with a birthday greeting from David Bowie?

By Brenna Ehrlich

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