Sesame Street: Sing Through the Years Mashup | #Sesame50


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Awesome.Really nice mashup, Sesame Street! Thank you all for 50 years and counting(!!!) of awesomeness! ❤️❤️❤️🎶🎵🎶

I enjoy this song 👍👍👍👍Great job Sesame Street
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“Sing” is my absolute favorite song from Sesame Street & I consider it Joe Raposo’s masterpiece. Most people usually say the later about Bein’ Green, I say it’s a close second.

On the surface, this seems like a nothing tune. It’s just telling you to sing, but there’s so much more. First off is the simplicity, which like the Sherman Brothers did for “It’s a Small World After All” works in its favor (the song even says that), la-la’s and all. I see it as a message of encouragement. Think about the lyric “don’t worry that it’s not good enough for anyone else to hear”. Obviously it says it doesn’t matter WHAT you sing & just do it regardless, but I see that resonating with shy people or someone with stage fright, not mattering the music genre or subject material. “Sing out loud, sing out strong” indeed. I’m probably reading too deep, but it really is special, important and all around beautiful.

In terms of which version is the best, there hasn’t been that much of a difference in all them, even by big recording artists like the Carpenters, Barbara Streisand and Kristen Chenoweth. They still use the same backing track and either repeat the firsts set of lyrics again or just do the first set once and that’s it, along with staying at the same key (as most of these versions have shown). However, there are 2 versions that elevated it a lot more. First is the finale to 20 Years & Still Counting. It’s got 2 key changes, more music than a flute and chimes, it’s honorable the way it paid respect to each of the actors/performers as they sing a lyric and ending dedication to Joe was really sweet. However, I see the best version is from Sesame Street’s 25th Birthday: A Musical Celebration. THAT version is my absolute favorite moment in all of Sesame Street.

It has similar elements like 20 Years (like a key change and the second set of lyrics), but expands on them even more. At the end of the special, Big Bird is la-la-less for the show. He attempts to cheer himself up a little bit rethinking to the lyrics and even thinks of la-la-ing by himself. That’s a good practice on my encouragement theory. He’s still on the verge to give up, but an earlier trick by the Amazing Mumford pays off in the form of Lady Blacksmith Mambo! And then with another “ala peanut-butter sandwiches”, everyone shows up to close off this special with the immortal classic. It’s got everything you want: it has that calypso sound I love so much from that era, each of the singers and musicians and dancers get their own part in the spotlight (and everyone is an honorary la-la-er), it shows the diverse and friendly community that’s always been the backbone of the show, there’s a fast-paced dance break by Savion Glover and a majestic solo by Lady Blacksmith Mambo… it’s just a thing of long-lasting beauty (again, like the song itself emphasizes) and I still get excited over it.
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It's great to see stuff from the Joe Raposo tribute special and the bathroom sing-along episode in there!

It's a shame the second verse doesn't get much recognition though ("Sing of love there will be…")

Everyone should know this song. So iconic and I don't know why they don't sing this as much anymore.

Joe Raposo was such a great songwriter. He pretty much wrote my childhood: including the theme song, this song, "Somebody Come and Play", "I Love Trash" and many others.

So many familiar faces through out the years of Sesame Street. So many memories, iconic moments, good times, plenty of laughs and so much history. This show has a lot of good history and so much good to it. It looks like a peaceful place like a Heaven of earth. I love Big Bird. I love Sesame Street. Happy 50th anniversary Sesame Street. May you go on for decades more for future generations to love you #SesameStreetForever

♬ Sing
Sing a song
Sing out loud
Sing out strong
Sing of good things, not bad
Sing of happy, not sad

Sing
Sing a song
Make it simple
To last your whole life long
Don't worry that it's not good enough
For anyone else to hear
Sing
Sing a song

La la la la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la

Sing
Sing a song
Let the world
Sing along
Sing of love there will be
Sing for you and for me

Sing
Sing a song
Make it simple
To last your whole life long
Don't worry that it's not good enough
For anyone else to hear
Sing
Sing a song

Just sing
Sing a song

La la la la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la ♬

I've got the original on my playlist that I live playing along with my keyboard (season 3 that starts and ends this Mashup). I believe it marks the last season songs like this sung on a street scene had the bedding tracks we hear come from the same studio monitors Bob, McGrath, Emilio Delgado, Loretta Long and the kids were listening to and singing/playing guitar along with. I believe it was the following season, (season 4) where for the 1st time bed tracks audible in street scenes were plugged directly into the mixing board with performers being conducted by someone listening to ear monitors, (I'm guessing Joe Raposo/whoever else was the music director) then mixed together. Season 3 is the season I started watching regularly which started when I was about 20-21 months old. So much good stuff has come from Sesame Street so I'm serious when I say Joe Raposo was my very favourite aspect of this iconic T.V. show, the worlds best children's television show ever created. This was a touching Mashup. Thanks, Sesame Street!

This was Joe's credo set to music…just go ahead and sing, if you have a song inside you. Somewhere tonight Joe is smiling, knowing his music lives on. Don't let the 50th Anniversary pass without giving him a proper tribute, please🙏

Happy 50th Sesame Street it’s so awesome out how does Shelby came and started on a different station and PBS now HBO and it’s just been 50 years inspiring kids over the globe with characters I just Elmo Ernie and Bert big bird Cookie Monster the count Prairie Dawn is so much more including ex parte baby bear Charlie and like it’s like covered some more like bad stuff like divorce or death like you still can help starting to tear up when you have Mr. Hooper‘s death it pictures pictures like the meaning of childhood it’s like and then it’s just like a great show for preschoolers and like I’m only 11 and I’m basically writing this right now and I just loved it like I remember when I am when I was like little at my grandmas house watching this and like I like I’m listening to that will.i.am thing where is like just I’ll keep getting stronger in adjust it just amazes me how this show is been like Jim was Jim Mom Jamall is an amazing person and I we did how are you made this and stuff Craig Cray but anyways happy birthday

Rest in Peace to the guest stars featured in this video who are no longer with us:
Barbara Bush (1925-2018)
Ossie Davis (1917-2005)
Ruby Dee (1922-2014)
Maya Angelou (1928-2014)
Isaac Stern (1920-2001)

Who was the dude singing with the Oinker Sisters? The one who looks and sounds like he could duet with Josh Groban?

This brought tears to my eyes. I'd forgotten how much Sesame Street was a part of my life as a kid. Thanks for the memories!

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