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Walkup song fits the bill for 'Happy' Hill

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LOS ANGELES -- When D-backs second baseman Aaron Hill walks to the plate at Chase Field, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" blares over the speakers.

Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth

Turns out the song is the choice of Hill's young daughter, who is a big fan of the movie "Despicable Me 2," whose soundtrack features the song.

"She said, 'Daddy, this could be our song,'" Hill said. "Then my wife said, 'You should use that music when you come up,' and my daughter got all excited about it. How could I say no to her?"

Truth is the song is a great fit for Hill, who is one of the more content people you will ever meet.

"What's not to be happy about?" Hill said. "I'm married to my best friend, I have an awesome family and I get to come play baseball every day."

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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