List of songs from Sesame Street

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This is a list of songs from Sesame Street, written for or used on the TV show Sesame Street. People contributing significant numbers of songs to the show include Joe Raposo, Christopher Cerf, and Jeff Moss.

  • "A, You're Adorable", sung by Guy Smiley (Jim Henson)
  • "A New Way to Walk", sung by The Oinker Sisters, written by Joe Raposo and Mark Saltzman. Later Performed by Destiny's Child.
  • "Ain't No Road Too Long", by Waylon Jennings, in Follow That Bird
  • "ABC-DEF-GHI", sung by Big Bird (Caroll Spinney), written by Jon Stone and Joe Raposo
  • "Adventure", sung by En Vogue, written by Christopher Cerf.
  • "The Alligator King", sung/written/animated by Bud Luckey with lyrics by Don Hadley. Later sung by Jerry Nelson and Richard Hunt as both characters, for "The Count Counts".
  • "Air", written by Emily Kingsley and Christopher Cerf, performed by Guy Smiley (Jim Henson)
  • "Antarctica" written by Emily Kingsley and Christopher Cerf
  • "'B' is for Bubble" (sung to the tune of "3 Blind Mice" and features kids blowing bubble gum bubbles).
  • "Barn in the USA", sung by Bruce Stringbean (Christopher Cerf) and the S. Street Band; written by Christopher Cerf and Emily Kingsley.
  • "The Batty Bat", sung by Count von Count (Jerry Nelson); written by Joe Raposo.
  • "Bein' A Pig", sung/written by Joe Raposo.
  • "Bein' Green", sung by Kermit the Frog (Jim Henson), later covered by Frank Sinatra, Van Morrison and many others; written by Joe Raposo
  • "Believe in Yourself", covered by NSYNC.
  • "Birthday Emotions" sung by John Pizzarelli; written by John Pizzarelli and Luis Santeiro
  • "Born to Add", sung by Bruce Stringbean (Christopher Cerf); written by Christopher Cerf
  • "But I Like You", sung by Bert and Ernie (Frank Oz and Jim Henson); written by Jeff Moss
  • "C is for Cookie", sung by the Cookie Monster (Frank Oz); written by Joe Raposo, original version directed by Jim Henson.
  • "Calcutta Joe" sung by Jim Thurman, written by Jeff Hale and Anna Dibble
  • "Captain Vegetable", sung by the Captain himself (Jim Henson); written by Jeff Moss
  • "Caribbean Amphibian", from Elmopalooza; performed by Kermit the Frog and Jimmy Buffett; written by Mark Saltzman
  • "Circles", sung by Herry and Cookie Monster; written by Jeff Moss. Included on "Sesame Street 2 - Original Cast"
  • "Count it Higher" - written and sung by Christopher Cerf, with backup vocals by Richard Hunt, Jerry Nelson, and Jeff Moss
  • "Cow Dog Song", ("I'm a hard working dog") - produced, directed, scored, and sung by Fred Wardenburg.
  • "Daddy Dear" (The `D' Song) music by Bud Luckey, lyrics by Donald Hadley
  • "Do De Rubber Duck" sung by Ernie (Jim Henson), with Telly (Martin P. Robinson), Oscar (Caroll Spinney), Kermit the Frog (Jim Henson), The Count (Jerry Nelson), Biff (Jerry Nelson), Guy Smiley (Jim Henson), Gladys the Cow (Richard Hunt), and Hoots the Owl (Kevin Clash); written by Christopher Cerf and Norman Stiles
  • "Do the Dog", sung by Prairie Dawn with a chorus "woofed" by Barkley
  • "Doin' the Pigeon", sung by Bert (Frank Oz); written by Joe Raposo.
  • "Doll House", written by Alan Robert Scott, Marilyn Lang Scott and Keith Vernon Textor.
  • "Doo-Wop Hop", sung by Kermit the Frog (Jim Henson) with backup vocals by Ivy Austin and Cheryl Hardwick; written by Christopher Cerf and Norman Stiles
  • "Dressed Up", sung/written by Joe Raposo.
  • "Easy Goin' Day", sung by Big Bird (Caroll Spinney), from Follow That Bird
  • "Eating", sung by Joe Raposo. The song features Raposo singing with himself, created through double-tracking.
  • "Eight Penny Candy Man," sung/written/animated by Bud Luckey with lyrics by Don Hadley. Later sung by Northern Calloway on "The Count Counts."
  • "Elmo's Song", sung by Elmo (Kevin Clash); written by Tony Geiss
  • "Exercise", sung by Betty Lou, Grover and a chorus of generic Muppets; a parody of "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John
  • "Everybody Eats", sung/written by Joe Raposo.
  • "Everybody Sleeps", sung/written by Joe Raposo.
  • "Everyone Likes Ice Cream", written by Jeff Moss.
  • "Everyone Makes Mistakes", sung by Big Bird (Caroll Spinney), written by Jeff Moss.
  • "Fat Cat Sat Hat"
  • "Feeling All Right With Five", to accompany a film on swimming penguins, first season
  • "Five People in My Family" (also "Five Monsters in My Family"), written by Jeff Moss and sung by a Muppet family.
  • "Four Big Lions," sung/written/animated by Bud Luckey with lyrics by Don Hadley.
  • "From Your Head", sung by Diane Schuur and Elmo, included on Songs From The Street Written by Jeff Moss
  • "Fruit Song", sung/written by Joe Raposo.
  • "Funny Farm," sung/written/animated by Bud Luckey with lyrics by Don Hadley.
  • "Goodbye Garbage!", aired in episode #198
  • "Grasshopper", waltz instrumental by Joe Raposo, features a piano and harpsichord, created for an animal film
  • "Habanera", an aria from the opera Carmen by Bizet, sung by a stop-motion animated orange lady.
  • "Happy Tappin' With Elmo", sung by Elmo (Kevin Clash); written by Christopher Cerf. Included on "Platinum All-Time Favorites"
  • "Healthy Food" sung by Cookie Monster (Frank Oz); written by Christopher Cerf
  • "Hawk", instrumental by Joe Raposo, created for an animal film
  • "The Honker Duckie Dinger Jamboree" sung by Ernie (Jim Henson); written by Christopher Cerf and Norman Stiles
  • "I Am A Fine Musician"
  • "I Dance Myself To Sleep" sung by Ernie.
  • "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon", sung by Ernie (Jim Henson), written by Jeff Moss
  • "I Love My Chair"
  • "I Love My Elbows" sung by Kermit the Frog (Jim Henson); written by Paul Jacobs and Sarah Durkee
  • "I Love Trash" sung by Oscar the Grouch (Caroll Spinney); written by Jeff Moss
  • "I Wonder About the World Above Up There", sung by Kermit the Frog (Jim Henson); written by Donald Siegal
  • "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake", sung by Ernie (Jim Henson) and Cookie Monster (Frank Oz)
  • "If I Were", sung by Kermit the Frog; written by Stephen Lawrence and David Axlerod
  • "I'm an Aardvark", written/sung by Joe Raposo
  • "I'm Pretty", sung/written by Joe Raposo.
  • "I'm Proud to Be a Cow", sung by Gladys the Cow (Richard Hunt), written by Tony Geiss
  • "I'm So Blue", sung by Big Bird (Caroll Spinney), from Follow That Bird
  • "Imagine That", sung by Ernie; written by Jeff Moss
  • "In My Book" written by Jeff Moss
  • "Infinity (That's About the Size of It)" sung/written/animated by Bud Luckey
  • "J Jump", sung/written by Joe Raposo.
  • "Kids with Wings", sung by Abby Cadabby (Leslie Carrara-Rudolph)
  • "Ladybugs' Picnic", written/animated by Bud Luckey with lyrics by Don Hadley, sung by Jerry Nelson
  • "Letter B", sung by The Beetles; written by Christopher Cerf
  • "Little Things", sung/written by Joe Raposo.
  • "Lowercase N"
  • "Long Hard Climb", sung/written by Joe Raposo. A version by Jerry Nelson is recorded on Elmo's Lowdown Hoedown.
  • "Lovely Eleven Morning", written/animated by Bud Luckey with lyrics by Don Hadley.
  • "Mahna Mahna" (first aired 1969, episode 14)
  • "Martian Cutie", sung/written/animated by Bud Luckey with lyrics by Don Hadley.
  • "Monster in the Mirror", sung by Grover (Frank Oz); written by Christopher Cerf and Norman Stiles
  • "On My Pond", sung by Kermit the Frog; written by Christopher Cerf and Sarah Durkee
  • "One of These Things [Is Not Like the Others]"; written by Joe Raposo and Jon Stone
  • "One Small Voice", sung by Elmo and Backstreet Boys
  • "One Two Three," sung/written/animated by Bud Luckey with lyrics by Don Hadley.
  • "Peanut Butter", sung/written by Joe Raposo.
  • "People In Your Neighborhood", written by Jeff Moss
  • "Portrait D'Un Robot", accompanying a short film showing toys, robots, and satellites, written by Janko Nilovic
  • "Pretty Baby", regards kissing rhinos, sung by Joe Raposo
  • "Put Down The Duckie", sung by Hoots the Owl and Ernie, with cameo performances by Carl Banks, Celia Cruz, Danny DeVito, John Candy, Andrea Martin, Rhea Perlman, Pee-Wee Herman, Madeline Kahn, Paul Simon, Pete Seeger, Keith Hernandez, Mookie Wilson, Sean Landeta, Mark_Ingram, Karl Nelson, Jeremy Irons, Itzhak Perlman, Gordon Jackson, Wynton Marsalis, Jane Curtin and Ladysmith Black Mambazo; written by Christopher Cerf and Norman Stiles
  • "Rain Falls", sung by Oscar, included on Let A Frown Be Your Umbrella
  • "Rubber Duckie", sung by Ernie (Jim Henson); written by Jeff Moss
  • "Run, Run, Everybody Run", sung by Joe Raposo
  • "Sesame Street Theme (Sunny Day)", written by Joe Raposo, Jon Stone, and Bruce Hart
  • '"Sing"', written by Joe Raposo. A version of "Sing" recorded by The Carpenters in 1973 reached #3 on the Billboard top singles chart.
  • "Sing After Me"
  • "Six Snails," sung/written/animated by Bud Luckey with lyrics by Don Hadley.
  • "Some Of Us Are Here"/"Some, None, All", sung by Bip Bippadotta with the monsters; written by Joe Raposo
  • "Somebody Come and Play", written by Joe Raposo. It is the theme song to Play With Me Sesame.
  • "The Square Song". This song later appeared in the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
  • "Take a Breath", written/sung by Joe Raposo. Elmo's later version appears on Best of Elmo.
  • "Ten Tiny Turtles", sung/written/animated by Bud Luckey with lyrics by Don Hadley.
  • "This Frog" sung by Kermit the Frog (Jim Henson), with backup vocals by Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, and Christopher Cerf; written by Sam Pottle and David Axlerod
  • "Toucan Two-Step", sung/written/animated by Bud Luckey with lyrics by Don Hadley.
  • "Touch, Feel"/"Touch, Hold, Feel", sung/written by Joe Raposo.
  • "Trying And Trying Again", sung/written by Joe Raposo.
  • "Up and Down", sung by Harry Monster (Jerry Nelson) and Cookie Monster (Frank Oz) Written by Jeff Moss
  • "Up And Down, Left And Right", sung by Joe Raposo.
  • "Upside Down World", sung by Ernie and Bert from Follow That Bird. Written by Jeff Moss
  • "Water Baby", sung/written by Joe Raposo.
  • "We All Sing With The Same Voice (My Name Is You)" written by J. Philip Miller and Sheppard M. Greene
  • "Weaver Bird", sung/written by Joe Raposo.
  • "We're a Family", accompanied film.
  • "We are all Earthlings" sung by an Anyhting Muppet (Jerry Nelson) and Elmo (Kevin Clash) with various animals. Written by Jeff Moss and Sara Compton
  • "We are the Seven Dwarves"
  • "Which Come First (The Chicken Or the Egg)", sung/written by Joe Raposo.
  • "What Do You Do When You're A Kangaroo", sung/written by Joe Raposo.
  • "What I am"
  • "What's the Name of That Song?", Words by David Axelrod Music by Sam Pottle
  • "You Can Get Right Up", Words by Sarah Durkee Sung by Lillias White Music by Christopher Serf

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