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Your 10 Favorite Sesame Street Songs

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by TravellingMatt, May 31, 2003.

  1. ISNorden

    ISNorden Active Member

    My Top 10 song list from Sesame Street:

    10. That's About the Size
    9. Rubber Duckie (Ernie's original version)
    8. People in Your Neighborhood
    7. Sesame Street Theme (full version, as sung on the test show)
    6. Sing (as performed by the cast in early seasons)
    5. I've Got Two (as originally performed by Bob and Susan)
    4. Bein' Green (as performed by Kermit in the early seasons)
    3. Would You Like to Buy an O?
    2. ABC-DEF-GHI (as originally performed by Big Bird)

    And my number-one favorite song from the show... [SFX: drum roll]

    1. I Think That It Is Wonderful (more recent than the rest, true--but Herry hugging his bear at the end makes me say AWWW!)
  2. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    My top 10

    Here we go, counting down to Number One...

    10. "Mad!" Little Jerry and the Monotones- wonderful paean to angry hippie Muppets everywhere.

    9. "Octopus's Garden" It wasn't until later I found out this was actually a Beatles song.

    8. "Up Up and Away" Again, years later when I heard the 5th Dimension version on the radio, I thought THEY were copying Sesame Street, not the other way around.

    7. "Someday Little Children" You'll have to be at least 38 to remember when this one was brand-new. Susan sings.

    6. "What Do You Do When You're A Kangaroo". Beautiful Joe

    5. "Being Green" The first Kermit version, 1969/70. Often imitated, never duplicated.

    4. "Sing" quite a few early cast versions out there, including one with Sam the robot and a dozen transistor radios. The Carpenters version is the icing on the cake.

    3. "Roosevelt Franklin's Days of the Week" Joe, Jim Henson, and Matt Robinson are all smiling in heaven right now over the day they teamed up to create this one.

    2. Tie "J-Jump" and "J friends" either one guaranteed to get your toes tapping.

    1. "A Little Bit in the Beginning" Joe showing a huge Gospel influence. The images and lyrics are as relevant today as they were in 1970.:D
  3. Mokeystar

    Mokeystar Member

    You have to be at least 38? Oh really? ;) (Okay, give me another couple of months and I'll be there....)


    Oooh....this is tough. Okay, well here are a few faves.

    Five Monsters in My Family: When I was a kid, I would laugh my head off every time I'd hear this song on my Monsters LP. "Family dinners are really great. We eat the food and then the plate!" And then at the end of the song, the monsters realize there are many more than just five monsters in their family and continue counting as they remember additional family members......"And then there's Uncle so and so and the funny one who rolls around on the floor....."

    J Friends: One of my favorite clips and favorite Sesame songs. Catchy, indeed. You can't hear this song and walk away with a frown on your face.

    Rubber Duckie: An ode to Ernie's best pal besides Bert. Another song you can't help but sing along with.

    1-2-3-4-5: I love the grooviness of that song. Thanks again, Inga! :)

    Zizzy Zoomers: Another song that has always put me in the best mood. Gotta love those Zoomers!

    Me Lost Me Cookie at the Disco: Me lost me cookie in the boo-gie music! I can't listen to this song without laughing. I can't even think of the song without giggling. Me love Cookie.

    Imagination: "Here in the middle of imagination...." It's such a gentle song that seemed to be channeled straight from Jim Henson's heart right into Ernie. I can't hear it without a dreamy smile on my face.

    Bein' Green: Another perfect song, with such heartfelt meaning. I love the lyrics, "Cause you're not standing out like splashy sparkles in the water, or stars in the sky." So descriptive. So beautiful.

    J-Jump: The happiest song of them all!

    Word Family Songs: "You take a "J", that's a Juh and an "ET" et, ya puddemalltogether and they spell "JET"!

    Okay, I'll summarize the rest by saying "Kudos to every song by Joe Raposo and every cover song from back in the early days. " Yeah.....! :)
  4. yuyufan43

    yuyufan43 New Member

    The 10 Commandments of Health

    Is totally the best song.
  5. Count von Count

    Count von Count Active Member

    1.-Rubber Duckie
    2.-Sesame Street Theme(original version)
    3.-Being Green
    4.-Would You Like to Buy an O?
    5.-Sing
    Top 5^ songs.
    *all song the original version*
  6. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    I won't put them in order but:
    Monster in the Mirror, True Blue Miracle, You're Gonna Be A Star, Cereal Girl, I Don't Want to Live On the Moon, Sing, What's the Name of that Song? We Are All Earthlings, Do De Rubber Duck

    and also I love:
    My New Computer, the theme to Alphaquest, Don't Eat The Pictures (actually every song from that movie:excited:), In A Little Doll House, If Moon Was a Cookie:excited:
  7. Crazy31088

    Crazy31088 Member

    Hmm.....I can't put them in any kind of order either, I'm not even sure I could come up with just ten. But some of my favorites would be, in no particular order:

    1-The song that Olivia and Bernie sing in show #2107 (I don't know the name of it)
    2-Put Down the Duckie
    3-Placido Flamingo's "Naughty Door" opera
    4-We All Sing with the Same Voice
    5-Dance Myself to Sleep
    6-Jellyman Kelly
    7-Ladybug Picnic
    8-If Moon was Cookie
    9-Don Music's re-write of the Sesame Street theme
    10-The Italian Street Song (the song Placido Flamingo sings in the "Pretty Great Performances" sketch)
    11-What's the Name of that Song?
    12-Mary Had a Bicycle
    13-Keep Christmas with You
    14-Me Lost Me Cookie at the Disco
    15-True Blue Miracle

    I know, more than 10, but I couldn't help it.
  8. KGIII

    KGIII New Member

    Shiny Happy Monsters (with R.E.M.)
    Imagine That
    Put On Your Kammikluuk
    The 1 through 12 song during the pinball (the old one)
    There is a song about loving trash that Oscar sings as well.

    I guess I only have five of them really, oh well.
  9. anytimepally

    anytimepally Active Member

    Things That I Remember
    Forty Blocks From My Home
    Telephone Rock
    Danger! (Little Jerry version)
    C is for Cookie
    Peanut Butter
    Somebody Come And Play
    Upside Down World
    Bein' Green
    We Are All Earthlings
  10. ErnieandTelly

    ErnieandTelly New Member

    My top ten songs of Sesame Street

    1. A New Way to walk
    2. Barn in the USA
    3. Bird on Me
    4. Cookie Disco (A Shaft Parody)
    5. Mah na, mah na
    6. Healthy Food
    7. Me lost me cookie at the disco
    8. Born to add
    9. C is for Cookie
    10. C drive me crazy
  11. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    1. "It feels good when you sing a song"
    2. "Somebody Come And Play"
    3. "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon"
    4. "I nearly missed a rainbow"
    5. "Believe In yourself"
    6. "A little bit at the beginning"
    7. "I believe in little things"
    8. "I Wonder About the World Above Up There"
    9. "If I Were"
    10."Trying And Trying Again"
    11. "Touch, Feel/Touch, Hold, Feel"
    12: "Imagination"
  12. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Oh goodness this is hard... let me see...
    1. "Sing"
    2. "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon"
    3. "One Small Voice"
    4. "It Feels Good When You Sing a Song"
    5. "What's the Name of That Song?"
    6. "The Happiest Street in the World"
    7. "Monster in the Mirror"
    8. "We Are All Earthlings"
    9. "There's a Big Heap of Trash at the End of the Rainbow"
    10. "Happy Tappin' with Elmo"
  13. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    I know it. I was going backwards with 12 being the best.
  14. ErnieandTelly

    ErnieandTelly New Member

    Also

    1. Do De Rubber Duck
    2. Things that I remember
    3. Rubber Duckie
    4. Number Song series
    5. Telephone Rock
    6. 40 blocks to my home
    7. The Word is No
    8. Elmo's World Theme
    9. I think that it is wonderful
    10.Hola(Maria and Luis Version)
  15. FrogInTheGlen

    FrogInTheGlen New Member

    This IS really hard! :concern: I'll give it a try, in no particular order:

    * African Alphabet
    * We All Sing With the Same Voice
    * We Are All Earthlings
    * Don't Want to Live on the Moon (even though it makes me sad)
    * Above it All
    * Little Things
    * Frogs in the Glen (obviously!)
    * Bayou Alphabet(I think...it was another alphabet song sung by Kermit and it was somewhat similar to African Alphabet)
    * Ernie's Imagination Song
    * C is for Cookie

    I might have to edit that list later as other songs come to mind, but I'll let it stand for now. ;)


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