Saturday Morning: Cartoons' Greatest Hits

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Saturday Morning: Cartoons' Greatest Hits
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Compilation album by
Various Artists
Released05 December 1995
Recorded1995
GenreAlternative rock
Length65:29
LabelMCA
ProducerRalph Sall
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]

Saturday Morning: Cartoons' Greatest Hits is a tribute album of songs from Saturday morning children’s television shows and cartoons (mostly) from the 1960s and 1970s. The project was produced by Ralph Sall, with the songs performed by alternative rock artists. It was released in 1995 by MCA on LP, CD, and cassette, and peaked at #67 on the Billboard 200.[2] Promotion for the album included a comic book from Marvel Comics[3] and a music video collection hosted by Drew Barrymore (MCA Home Video MCAV-11348).[4] All versions of the album are currently out of print.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)ArtistLength
1."The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana)" (from Banana Splits Adventure Hour)Liz Phair with Material Issue3:12
2."Go Speed Racer Go" (from Speed Racer)Nobuyoshi KoshibeSponge3:06
3."Sugar, Sugar" (from The Archie Show)Mary Lou Lord with Semisonic3:52
4."Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?" (from Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!)
Matthew Sweet3:12
5."Josie and the Pussycats" (from Josie and the Pussycats)Juliana Hatfield and Tanya Donelly2:15
6."The Bugaloos" (from The Bugaloos)Collective Soul3:17
7."Underdog" (from Underdog)Butthole Surfers3:54
8."Gigantor" (from Gigantor)Helmet4:12
9."Spider-Man" (from Spider-Man)Ramones2:05
10."Jonny Quest/Stop That Pigeon" (from Jonny Quest/Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines)The Reverend Horton Heat3:10
11."Open Up Your Heart and Let the Sun Shine In" (from The Flintstones)Stuart HamblenFrente!3:37
12."Eep Opp Ork Ah-Ah (Means I Love You)" (from The Jetsons)Violent Femmes3:21
13."Fat Albert Theme" (from Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids)Dig3:44
14."I'm Popeye the Sailor Man" (from Popeye)Sammy LernerFace to Face3:03
15."Friends/Sigmund and the Seamonsters" (from Sigmund and the Sea Monsters)Tripping Daisy4:21
16."Goolie Get-Together" (from The Groovie Goolies)
  • Linda Martin
  • Janis Gwin
Toadies3:48
17."Hong Kong Phooey" (from Hong Kong Phooey)Sublime3:43
18."H.R. Pufnstuf" (from H.R. Pufnstuf)
The Murmurs3:17
19."Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy" (from The Ren and Stimpy Show)
Wax3:28

Album credits[5][edit]

  • All tracks produced by Ralph Sall for Bulletproof Recording Company Inc.
  • Executive Producer/Concept: Ralph Sall for Bulletproof Recording Company Inc.
  • Engineered by Peter McCabe and Larry Fergusson.
  • Mixed by Peter McCabe, Larry Ferguson and Ralph Sall.
  • Assistants: Ian Bryan, Amado Carrasco, Carlos Castro, Jim Champagne Gabe Chiesa, Dave Cook, Caram Costanzo, Jeff deMorris, Dave Dysart, Andrew Garver, Brad Haehnel, Richard Hijredia, Leslie Ann Jones, Jeffrey Lane, Eddie Miller, Jonathan Mooney. Carl Nappa, Luis Quine, Adam Rhodes, Rail Rogut, Mi Hael Scotella, Dave Schiffman, Krish Sharma, Bill Smith, Rick Roone, Mark Yeend, and Adam Zimmerman.
  • Mastered by Stephen Marcussen at Precision Mastering, Los Angeles, California.
  • A&R Direction for MCA Records: Ron Oberman and Beth Halper
  • Project Coordinators: Candi Tobaben and Jeanne Venton
  • Liner Notes/Art Direction: Ralph Sall
  • Design: Lisa Sutton
  • Front Cover Illustration: Glenn Barr
  • Tray Card Illustration: Andrew Davis
  • Back Cover Illustration: Gary Panter
  • Saturday Morning Logo: Bongo Tone, Inc.

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[6] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saturday Morning: Cartoons' Greatest Hits at AllMusic
  2. ^ Entry at Billboard.com[dead link]
  3. ^ "The Saturday Morning Comic". ComicBookRealm.com.
  4. ^ Saturday Morning: Cartoons' Greatest Hits on IMDb
  5. ^ CD liner notes: Saturday Morning: Cartoons’ Greatest Hits, 1995 MCA Records
  6. ^ "American album certifications – Various – Saturday Morning Cartoons' Greatest Hits". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.