Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks

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Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks
Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks album cover.jpg
Compilation album (Tribute album) by
Various Artists
ReleasedApril 9, 1996
GenreAlternative rock
Length48:20
LabelAtlantic

Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks is a tribute album based on the American animated TV series, Schoolhouse Rock! It was released by Atlantic/Hollywood Records in 1996 and contains 15 tracks, the original "Schoolhouse Rocky" theme and covers of 14 songs from the series performed by popular music artists. There was also a promo-only 7" single distributed to promote this album featuring the Man or Astro-man? track and the Pavement track. This single was pressed on yellow vinyl. "Three Is a Magic Number" was one of the last recordings made by Blind Melon's Shannon Hoon, who died of a drug overdose in October 1995.

A portion of the sales of the album went to the Children's Defense Fund.[1]

Reception[edit]

Reception to Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks was generally very positive, with Entertainment Weekly rating it a B+ and commenting on the surprising charm and high-quality contributions by the popular young artists.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Schoolhouse Rocky" by Bob Dorough and Friends – 0:13
  2. "I'm Just a Bill" by Deluxx Folk Implosion – 3:26
  3. "Three Is a Magic Number" by Blind Melon – 3:14
  4. "Conjunction Junction" by Better Than Ezra – 3:44
  5. "Electricity, Electricity!" by Goodness – 3:21
  6. "No More Kings" by Pavement – 4:22
  7. "The Shot Heard 'Round the World" by Ween – 3:09
  8. "My Hero, Zero" by The Lemonheads – 3:06
  9. "The Energy Blues" by Biz Markie – 3:10
  10. "Little Twelvetoes" by Chavez – 3:56
  11. "Verb: That's What's Happening" by Moby – 4:29
  12. "Interplanet Janet" by Man or Astro-man? – 2:46
  13. "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here" by Buffalo Tom – 2:13
  14. "Unpack Your Adjectives" by Daniel Johnston – 3:05
  15. "The Tale of Mr. Morton" by Skee-Lo – 4:05

Single tracks[edit]

Side A

Side B

Chart performance[edit]

The album charted at number 70 on the Billboard 200 in 1996.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "EW Music Review Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks (1996) Various Artists". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Billboard 200". Billboard.