If you’ve spent time on TikTok lately, odds are you’ve heard a hilarious TikTok sound that goes “Are You Happy to Be in Paris?” followed by a very brash “Oui!”
And if you’re wondering where this audio came from or what the song is, this article has all the answers!
Read on for a quick overview of the “Are You Happy to Be in Paris” TikTok sound, featuring where to find the original, what the exact ‘lyrics’ are, and more.
A Brief History of the “Are You Happy to Be in Paris” Meme
The audio was first posted here back in August 2020.
The sound combines some French accordion with a dialogue between a French woman and Nicki Minaj.
And while there’s no one specific TikTok trend that really took off from the audio, users have found it hilarious enough to use in a variety of contexts, from videos about traveling all the way to videos making fun of the Parisian lifestyle.
For this reason, the audio keeps resurfacing randomly, getting no less hilarious each time.
Where is the “Are You Happy to Be in Paris” Line Originally From?
The accordion French theme that plays at the beginning is known as “Traditionnel Musette”. You can listen to it here.
The French woman asking “are you happy to be in Paris?” is actually a member of the press, who was asking the question to Beyoncé during a visit to the city in 2009. You can watch the clip here.
Of course, real Beyoncé fans will recognize the line from Partition, because that audio clip was actually sampled for the song (although it sounds a bit higher in the final song). You can hear it around the 1:57 mark here.
Finally, the hilariously aggressive “OUI” or “WE” is none other than Nicki Minaj. It appears around the 0:49 mark of Moment 4 Life.
“Are You Happy to Be in Paris” TikTok Sound Lyrics
Looking to hop on this TikTok trend yourself? Here is a transcript of the audio so you can easily lip sync along:
Are you happy to be in Paris?
……… OUI. (Pronounced more like WE)
We hope you enjoyed this guide to the “Are You Happy to Be in Paris” TikTok Sound!
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