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Songs that should have been covered on Sesame Street

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by minor muppetz, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    During the early years of the show, it was more common for covers of songs to be sung on the show. What songs do you think would have been perfect for Sesame Street?

    I think that "Big Girl's Don't Cry" would have been good. Whenever I hear that song, I feel like the singers sound like Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, and Christopher Cerf. Perhaps this song could have been sung by either Little Jerry and the Monotones or Chris and the Alphabeats.

    Another song that would have been good is "We've Only Just Begun". Perhaps it could have featured many Muppets starting something.

    What do you think?
  2. ISNorden

    ISNorden Active Member

    Unless it was done as a parody with new lyrics, I would've saved this song for Maria and Luis' wedding; some lines ("white lace and promises", "just the two of us") suggest that the "we" in the title is a newly married couple.
  3. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    Maybe when Stevie Wonder made his appearance on SS, perhaps he could of done the song ''U Are The Sunshine of My Life.'' That song was also off his 1972 Bookends release and was a follow up to Superstition.
  4. gigi

    gigi New Member

    apart from oringianally being sung by a girl, "Walking on Sunshine" by kasey and the Sunshine Band covered by elmo and grover! that would be so cute!!
  5. Gonzo14

    Gonzo14 Active Member

    what about other queen songs, like You're My Best Friend and Another One Bites the Dust
  6. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan New Member

    How about...

    "SOS", "Knowing Me Knowing You", "Lay All Your Love On Me", and "Another Town, Another Train" by ABBA
    "Happy Together" by the Turtles
    "You've Got a Friend" by James Taylor
    "I Go Crazy" by Paul Davis
    "Nights of Broadway" and "Fanny (Be Tender With My Love)" by the Bee Gees
    "Time of the Season" by the Zombies
    "Baby Come Back" by Player
    "Ain't Misbehavin'" by Fats Waller
    "The Air That I Breathe" and "He Aint Heavy, He's My Brother" by the Hollies
    "The Old Fashioned Way" by Charles Aznavour
    "Wilkommen" from the musical "Cabaret"
    "Baker Street" by Gerry Rafferty
    "Two Faces Have I" by Lou Christie
    "Cars" by Gary Numan
    "I Ran (So Far Away)" by a Flock of Seagulls
    "Do You Know Where You're Going To?" and "Touch Me in the Morning" by Diana Ross
    "Woman In Love", "What Kind of Fool", "Life Story", and "Make It Like A Memory" by Barbra Streisand
  7. Gonzo14

    Gonzo14 Active Member

    Happy Together was done by the muppets
  8. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    So what? We're talking about SS here.


    Also I think
    it would be good to think of prioities that SS could of done with the songs that have been mentioned like the one I thought up about the Stevie Wonder song.
  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Good idea. Here are some ways that some of the songs could have been performed:

    He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother: a very small monster could carry a very big monster.
    You've Gotta Friend: It could be started by Bob and then have Bob joined by Maria, Luis, Gordon, Susan, Big Bird, Ernie, Bert, Elmo, Zoe, and Herry Monster.
    Happy Together: this could be sung by Maria with Grover, Elmo, Telly, Prairie Dawn, Biff, Sully, Sherlock Hemlock, and Hoots.
    Baby Come Back: it could be sung by a celebrity who is supposed to be babysitting Natasha but loses her.
    Two Faces Have I: I don't know what this songs about, but it could be sung by the Two-Headed Monster, or maybe an Anything Muppet, with his facial features being changed.
  10. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    I deleted some of the posts because I felt they didn't fit the feel of what SS is about.

    However, I have always felt that "Soul Man" would have been a good cover for Ernie and Bert, but sing about words that begin with the letter "O" and call it, "O Man!"
  11. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Active Member

    Good one! That's such a great song. Hmm, what would an O man do? Eat Oreos, and go outside?
  12. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Another song that could have been covered is Eight Day Week. It could have been performed by Little Jerry and the Monotones, or perhaps some generic Anything Muppet rock band, and in the middle of the song, Kermit or Bert or soem other straight man character could have come out and pointed out to the singers that there are really only seven days in a week, causing the singers to change it to Seven Day Week.
  13. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    Beatles songs that should have been done on SS(1969):

    *All Together Now-sung by Gordon, Susan, Bob, Mr. Hooper, Big Bird, Ernie, Bert, Oscar and Kermit, along with AMs, Cookie, Fuzzyface(aka Grover), Beautiful Day Monster, Lefty, and Muppet monsters wearing different costumes(they might have to leave out one part of that song though)

    *Come Together-by the Anything Muppets

    *Strawberry Fields Forever-by the AMs and Bob

    *I Get By With a Little Help from My Friends

    *Penny Lane

    I also remember having a dream once that involved all the SS characters(sans the humans) in animated form done by the same guys who did the "Yellow Submarine" film, accompanied by some sitar music(like in "Within You, Without You"). Wasn't for a particular scene on the show or anything else. Also amusing how they reffered to Cookie Monster as "Ookie"
  14. MuppetMarc

    MuppetMarc New Member

    I think Ob-bla-di Ob-la-da would have been a cute one to do (did I just use the word "cute"?) it would have anything muppets.

    (wonders off pondering how "cute" got into his vocabulary)
  15. MuppetMarc

    MuppetMarc New Member

    As for a Queen song, We Will Rock You with changed lyrics sung by rocks (what else :rolleyes: )
  16. Kiki

    Kiki Active Member

    Heh, I think 'ABC' (by the Jackson 5) would be cool. :cool: And totally relevant for an educational show.
  17. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    Here's one that could of been covered.

    Bob Seger's Betty Lou's Getting Out Tonight.
  18. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Active Member

    hahahaha.
  19. Muppet dude

    Muppet dude Active Member

    How about a song about the new-style crosswalk signals without words? They've put them up everywhere in New York City (I went there last month, and no I didn't do anything Muppet related :( ). They could have a song about "The Hand and the Man" or a lecture about them by one of the characters. Say, that gave me an idea for a fan-fic SS sketch!
  20. Son of Enik

    Son of Enik Member

    Here's a song with letters in it, "Y.M.C.A."!!
    Couldn't you see 6 AM's in the Village People costumes? (Actually they could use Biff or Sully) I think that'd be a hoot!!
    Or how about re-working an old Partridge Family tune, "I think I Love U"?
    Just thought I'd mention these since they are two songs I've always enjoyed.


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