Sesame's Treet

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"Sesame's Treet"
Single by Smart E's
from the album Sesame's Treet
Released 1992
Format CD single, maxi single, vinyl
Genre Breakbeat hardcore
Label Atlantic
Smart E's singles chronology
"Loo's Control"
(1992)
"Sesame's Treet"
(1992)

"Sesame's Treet" is a 1992 remix of the "classic" Sesame Street theme song by the English rave group Smart E's. The song reached #2 on the UK Singles Chart.[1]

At the time of its creation, dance music was not played on major radio stations. London radio station Kiss FM soon became legal, but attained a lightly more commercial style. According to Luna-C of Smart E's, “It was good, because now our music was getting the recognition it deserved, but it was crap, because the money men forced it to be less than it was trying to be.”[2]

Kiss FM DJ Steve Jackson obtained the record and played it on the radio. Its popularity dramatically increased, and Smart E's was signed to Atlantic Records.

Video[edit]

The video displayed an A-Z of the rave-scene as follows (in the following order):

A is for 'Ardcore
B is for B.P.M.
C is 4 Chill Out
D is for Dance
F is for Flyerz
G is for Get Down
H is for Handz In The Air
I is for In The Mix
J is 4 Jack
K is for Kosmos
L is for Love (Summers Of)
M is 4 MC
N is for Nine-0-9
P is for Pumpin'
Q is for Q-Bass
R is for Rave
S is for Smart E's
T is for Techno
O is for Oops
U is for Ultra Violet
V is for Vinyl
W is for Warehouse
X is for X-press Yourself
Y is for Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
Z is for Zero Gravity

Notable is the absence of the letter E. Presumably, this implied Ecstasy, and its absence was either due to not wanting to promote drug use in a commercial music video, or it was deliberately left out to imply that whether or not a raver took Ecstasy was their personal choice.

Track listings[edit]

Suburban Base Records (UK) SUBBASE12CD and Possum Records (Australia) PDSCD510
  1. "Sesame's Treet" (Edit) – 3:33
  2. "Sesame's Treet (Krome & Time Remix)" – 5:22
  3. "Magnificent" – 4:36
  4. "Sesame's Treet (12" Version)" – 5:10
Pyrotech Records (USA) 10082-2
  1. "Sesame's Treet" (Edit) – 3:33
  2. "Sesame's Treet (12" Version)" – 5:10
  3. "Sesame's Treet (Krome & Time Remix)" – 5:22
  4. "Sesame's Treet (Beltram Mix)" – 5:04
  5. "Sesame's Treet (Hardcore Mix)" – 3:22
  6. "Magnificent" – 4:36
ZYX Records (Germany) ZYX 6813-8
  1. "Sesame's Treet" (Edit) – 3:33
  2. "Sesame's Treet (Krome & Time Remix)" – 5:22
  3. "Sesame's Treet (12" Version)" – 5:10
  4. "Magnificent" – 4:36

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 2
Irish Singles Chart 4
New Zealand RIANZ 4
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 6

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Roberts (Managing Editor) et al., Guinness World Records: British Hit Singles & Albums (Eighteenth Edition), 2005, ISBN 1-904994-00-8
  2. ^ Kniteforce Label History, written by Luna-C at http://kniteforce.i-tunes.co.uk/page.asp?PageRef=20