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Songs from Sesame Street
Released 1983
Format LP
Label Sesame Street Records
Cat no. CTW 22104

Born to Add is a collection of rock and roll songs from Sesame Street. Many of the songs featured obscure or one-shot Sesame Street characters which were parodies of popular classic rock bands. However, a number of well-known characters (Bert, Count von Count and Cookie Monster) were also featured.

This album (as well as its namesake) was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Recording for Children, but lost to the Michael Jackson-narrated read-along album from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.

The album was re-released in 1993 on cassette and 1995 on CD and cassette, with some songs deleted and replaced by more contemporary tracks (see below for details).

The album cover, like the title song, is a parody of Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run.

Track listing (1983 LP/cassette version)

Side One

  1. Born to Add - Bruce Stringbean and The S. Street Band
  2. Letter B - The Sesame Street Beetles
  3. Count Up to Nine - The Count with Ftatateeta and the Bats
  4. The Opposite Song - Chris and the Alphabeats
  5. The Ten Commandments of Health - Dr. Thad and the Medications
  6. Honk Around a Clock - The Honkers
  7. Me Going to Munch You, Munch You, Munch You - Cookie Monster with Crumbs Unlimited and The Crumbs Unlimited Orchestra

Side Two

  1. (I Can't Get No) Co-Operation - Mick Swagger and The Sesame Street Cobble Stones
  2. With Every Beat of My Heart - Little Jerry and the Monotones
  3. I Wish I Had a Friend to Play with Me - Bert
  4. Count it Higher - Chris and The Alphabeats
  5. I Want a Monster to Be My Friend - A Little Girl
  6. Hey Food - Cookie Monster and The Sesame Street Beetles

Cast

The Sesame Street Muppets

Created by Jim Henson

Credits

Other releases

International releases

The Japanese edition of this album dropped "I Want a Monster to Be My Friend".

Track listing (1993 Golden cassette/1995 Sony Wonder CD and cassette version)

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Songs from Sesame Street
Released 1993
Format cassette
Label Golden Music
Cat no. 5215

The 1993 edition of this album dropped "Letter B", "I Want a Monster to Be My Friend", and "Hey Food", and added "Cereal Girl", "I Am Chicken", "Octopus Blues", and "Barn in the USA". This album was reissued on CD and cassette by Sony Wonder two years later.

Side One

  1. Born to Add - Bruce Stringbean and The S. Street Band
  2. Cereal Girl - The Cereal Girl
  3. Count Up to Nine - The Count with Flatateeta and The Bats
  4. The Opposite Song - Chrissy and The Alphabeats
  5. The Ten Commandments of Health - Dr. Thad and The Medications
  6. Honk Around a Clock - The Honkers
  7. Me Going to Munch You, Munch You, Munch You - Cookie Monster with Crumbs Unlimited and The Crumbs Unlimited Orchestra

Side Two

  1. (I Can't Get No) Co-Operation - Mick Swagger and The Sesame Street Cobblestones
  2. I Am Chicken - A Chicken
  3. With Every Beat of My Heart - Little Jerry and The Monotones
  4. I Wish I Had a Friend to Play with Me - Bert
  5. Count it Higher - Chrissy and The Alphabeats
  6. Octopus Blues - An Octopus
  7. Barn in the USA - Bruce Stringbean and The S. Street Band

Other releases

International releases

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