happy 40th birthday, Sesame Street!

i can’t freakin believe this show is still on.  how awesome is that.  a lot has changed since i was a kid.  they done had muppets with HIV and everything, and now they’re prolly teachin kids how to not get molested on the interwebs.  amazing.  anyway, in tribute, i wanted to do a short list of 5 of my favorite songs that i remember from the show.  i was going to do my top 10 faves, but the pressure was just too great 😦

my affinity for funk, r&b & 80s music has clearly dominated the top 3/5s of the list.  it starts two traditional faves though:

5.  ‘Rubber Ducky’ – Ernie – adulthood taints everything.  in listening to this as a 27 year old, i felt some kinda way hearin Ernie sing about findin somethin ‘short and yellow and chubby’ in the tub.  :-/

4.  ‘C is for Cookie’ – Cookie Monster

and then… THE PARTY STARTS!!

3.  ‘The Word is No’ – Maria and Gina – lol.  remember this??  i mostly remember the chorus.  id sing it everytime my mom would tell me no for something.  i totally didn’t know how 80s this joint is though!  i love it!

also in retrospect, Maria was kinda Claire Huxtableish, wasn’t she?

2.  ‘Down Below the Street’Take 6 – vintage Take 6!!!  i dare you to find somethin about this that kicks ass.  dare you.  you can’t do it.  don’t even try.

i still think of this song when i’m out and about and i see a manhole or sewer drain.

**bonus:  The Number 6 and the Alphabet Song, also by Take 6.

1.  The Pinball Number Count Song – The Pointer Sisters – im sure nobody is surprised by this takin the #1 spot. this joint is TOUGH.

40 years.  Jesus, we’re OLD.

 

 

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3 responses to “happy 40th birthday, Sesame Street!

  1. that’s awesome..

  2. My all-time favorite is one that no one ever remembers. Wrote a post ’bout it. Wanna hear it? Here it go: http://possumstew.wordpress.com/2009/11/04/happy-birthday-double-play-youre-alive-by-the-alphabeats/

  3. I’m so glad someone else remembers the pinballs! That segment never gets love. onetwothreefourfivesixseveneightnineTEEEEEEENNNN!!!

    totally didn’t know that was the Pointer Sisters, though.

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