|Written by||Jeff Moss|
|Publisher||Festival Attractions, Inc.|
In the original version of the sketch, the song was sung by an Anything Muppet family (consisting of a Fat Blue father, a Pumpkin mother, two Green and Purple brothers, and a Reddish Magenta sister), as the father introduces his family of 5 to Gordon. The song has also been sung by Bob as "Five Fingers on My Left Hand", and was later remade as "Five Monsters in My Family".
- A translated version of this song, with a different music score, was performed on the first soundtrack album for Sesamstraat, the Dutch co-production of Sesame Street. It was preceded by a short sketch in which the father and mother explain to their children what the word 'family' means. This piece of dialogue reveals some background information on their identity: the family is known as the Rijnwinkel Family. Other family members who are mentioned by name include Uncle Co and Aunt Rose - whose current residence is in Limburg, a Southern province in The Netherlands - and cousins Wouter, Hans, Marlies and Alinda.
- The family from this song were made as finger puppets, with a number 5 accessory, as part of the More Sesame Street Finger Puppets set.
- This is the first song that Jeff Moss wrote for Sesame Street.
- Jim Henson, Loretta Long, and Bob McGrath perform the father, mother and one of the brothers in both the televised and album versions of the song, while Frank Oz and Caroll Spinney's roles as the other brother and the sister in the televised version are swapped in the album version.
- Number Five/Five People in My Family//I've Got Two (single, 1970)
- The Sesame Street Book & Record (1970)
- Letters ...and Numbers, Too! (1974)
- 60 Favorite Songs from Sesame Street (1975)
- 25 Greatest Hits (1975)
- Five People in My Family/People in Your Neighborhood (single, 1976)
- My Record (1983)
- Jim Henson: A Sesame Street Celebration (1991)
- Songs from the Street: 35 Years of Music (2003)
- Sesame Street Songbook Vol. 1
- The Sesame Street Songbook (1971, 1992 and 2007 editions)
- Songs of Sesame Street (1977)