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04.10.13 Summertime With Grover 11.02.10 Top Ten Sesame Street Songs

Top Ten Sesame Street Songs

you don't know how long i've been wanting to make this list. tried to make a good balance of the classics and the not-so classics, along with three honorable mentions.
13i was going to include
honorable mentions
12but these are
quite enough
11katy perry (feat. elmo)
hot n cold

except this
10Little Chrissy
Eight Balls of Fur

Little Chrissy had a long and fruitful career fronting his band Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats and produced hits such as "You're Alive" and "Rock and Roll Readers," but none of their material quite matched what he would release as a solo artists. Here he gives possibly the most impressive live performance in Sesame Street history, breaking his piano while singing about balls of fur.
9Jerry and the Monotones
Telephone Rock

Possibly the best Sesame Street band ever (I've been tempted many times to add them to the Sputnik database), Little Jerry and the Monotones consisted of Jerry, Little Richie, Medium Bill, and Big Jeffy and made their major label debut with Mad/Sad, an album of songs solely about feelings. They got a bit more creative from there, breaking into the mainstream with huge hits "Telephone Rock," "Mountain of Love," and "Danger." While these are all equally quality, the performance of the first in a telephone booth is hard to match. (p.s. they would later reunite and release the song "When You Move the Mouse, it Makes the Arrow Go," but that sucked balls).
8Kermit & Friends
Get Along

Kermit's appearance on Sesame Street were always very interesting, but "Get Along" was a particular highlight. A capella and featuring just about everything, the song is a happy, feel-good tribute to friendship, and features a fucking badass cow solo. Yes cow solo.
7The Cobble Stones
(I Can't Get No) Cooperation

The Cobble Stones were a very short-lived band, only putting out this one song, but what a song it was. Who knows how the world would've been changed had they stuck together. Also one of the best parodies ever.
6Grover, Herry and Cookie Monster (feat. Frazzle)
Fuzzy and Blue

Unbeknown to most, Grover, Herry and Cookie Monster teamed up briefly for a blue-oriented supergroup back in the day. It was a huge success, producing this massive hit in which the former two carry the tune, while Cookie Monster's performance takes the song to a whole new level. This live performance also features a guest appearance from Frazzle.
I Love Trash

This is probably ranked a little low for its classic-ness, but it really is great. One of the few times Oscar got to showcase his terribly off-key yet somewhat endearing singing voice (think of a Chuck Mosley type. just kidding), singing about his one true love.
4Count Von Count

A massively underrated artist, The Count only really got recognition for his slower ballads and waltzes, e.g. his snooze-worthy ode to the Countess, "Count Up to Nine." This kept this feisty cut from getting the recognition it deserved-- a rowdy number where all kinds of lambs and various animals infiltrate the Count's room, resulting in some sort of massive, multi-species orgy. The amazing part? He sings it all while lying down in his bed. What an artist.
Rubber Ducky, You're the One

Another classic. Ernie really didn't get his fair share of songs for the amount of talent he had, but what did it matter as long as he had "Rubber Ducky, You're the One." If anyone didn't sing along to this as a child, they are deprived.
2Cookie Monster
C is for Cookie

There is nothing that can possibly be said about this. A classic beyond classics that can never be tarnished even with the addition of new song "Cookie is a Sometimes Food," which is a load of shit.
Monster in the Mirror

The lovable, furry blue monster's defining moment. Grover had several albums full of hits-- "Proud of Me" and "Over, Under, Around and Through," for example-- but none of them ever quite measured up to "Monster in the Mirror," with its rousing chorus of "Wubba wubba wubba and a doodaly doo!" The hit would spawn several remakes featuring various celebrities alongside Grover, but none ever quite measured up to the original.
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