K.K. Birthday

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Live Performance
Composed by Kazumi Totaka
Owned by
Genre American traditional
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 Anniversaire Kéké
 Feliz en tu día
 K.K. Compleanno
 День рождения К. К.
 그대의 생일
 Anniversaire Kéké
 Feliz cumpleaños
 Fijne verjaardag

"K.K. Birthday" is a K.K. Slider song that first appeared in Doubutsu no Mori e+ as a live-only song and later reappeared as an obtainable one in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It is considered a secret song, as it can only be obtained during a K.K. Slider performance on the player's birthday (or the Saturday before in New Leaf). None of the villagers own this song, although it will play in a villager's house on the day of their birthday; if the villager already had a stereo with a song playing, it will be replaced by this song. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, it is one of five songs that cannot be reordered via Nook Shopping once obtained; the other four are "Animal City," "Drivin'," "Farewell," and "Welcome Horizons."

The song's composition and melody is based heavily on the traditional "Happy Birthday to You" song, which was not in public domain at the time of Doubutsu no Mori e+'s release. However, it is much longer in comparison to its source material, with a more intricate structure and harmony.

Album cover[edit]

Album cover in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

The album cover for "K.K. Birthday" features a birthday cake decorated with white icing, strawberries, green lit candles, and icing toppers in the shape of Tangy holding a birthday present and K.K. Slider playing a guitar. An edible cookie at the center of the top of the cake reads "Happy," and text at the bottom of the album cover reads "Birthday." In New Leaf, the word "Birthday" is blue and in a horizontal format, while in New Horizons, the word is red and curved upward.


In Doubutsu no Mori e+[edit]

In Doubutsu no Mori e+, "K.K. Birthday" is not actually given a name, but is simply referred to by K.K. as バースデー・ライブ (bāsudē raibu, lit. "Birthday Live" meaning a "birthday live performance"). It can only be heard if there is another player in the village who leaves a message. K.K. will ask any other players to leave a birthday message on the Saturday before a player's birthday, when he normally appears. He will then appear on their actual birthday at any hour, for that player only, to perform the song alongside the birthday messages instead of the staff roll.

K.K. will play "K.K. Birthday" as many times as requested, but not any other songs. Unlike in later games, the song consists of only a single verse that is repeated for however long it takes for the messages to be displayed. There is no aircheck of this song.

In Wild World and City Folk[edit]

Although "K.K. Birthday" is not present as one of K.K. Slider's songs in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk, a unique instrumental arrangement of the song plays as background music when the player is first greeted by another villager upon starting the game on their birthday.

In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, "K.K. Birthday" can be played in villagers' houses during their birthday. It also plays in the house of the villager that invites the player during their birthday. K.K. will perform this song on the Saturday near the player's birthday. Unlike Doubutsu no Mori e+, K.K. gives an aircheck of this song. If the player's birthday is not on a Saturday, DJ KK will also play a DJ remix on that day in Club LOL. This is referenced in DJ KK's trophy description in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

In New Horizons[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, "K.K. Birthday" can be played in a villager's house during their birthday. It also plays in the house of the villager that invites the player during their birthday. K.K. will also visit the island solely to perform this song on the player's birthday regardless of the day of the week, after which he will give the player the aircheck.

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise, "K.K. Birthday" is played in the houses of Axel, Goldie, Melba, and Olive. It is the only song to not have a remix played by DJ KK during the music festival.

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, "K.K. Birthday" is played in the houses of Bunnie, Jingle, Melba, and Zipper.

In other media[edit]

A sheet music book released in Japan by Yamaha titled "みんなで楽しむ あつまれ どうぶつの森(ステッカー付)"[nb 4] featured piano solo sheet music for "K.K. Birthday."[1]



Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese きみのたんじょうび
Kimi no tanjoubi
Your Birthday

Korean 그대의 생일
Geudaeui Saeng-il
Your Birthday

Simplified Chinese 你的生日
Nǐ de shēngrì
Your Birthday

Russian День рождения К. К.
Den' rozhdeniya K. K.
K.K.'s Birthday

Dutch Fijne verjaardag Happy birthday

German Geburtstagslied Birthday Song

European Spanish Feliz en tu día Happy on your day

Latin American Spanish Feliz cumpleaños Happy birthday

European French Anniversaire Kéké

Italian K.K. Compleanno K.K. Birthday


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 In Happy Home Paradise only
  2. 2.0 2.1 In Happy Home Paradise and Happy Home Designer
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 In Happy Home Designer only
  4. Min'na de tanoshimu Atsumare Doubutsu no Mori (sutekkā-tsuki), Enjoy with Everyone Animal Crossing: New Horizons (with stickers)