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LaBamba
Written by William Clauson
Date 1958

"La Bamba" is a folk song, best known from a 1958 adaptation by Ritchie Valens, a top 40 hit in the the U.S. charts and one of early rock and roll's best-known songs. Los Lobos later covered the song for the film of the same name, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Bean Bunny and the Muppet cast performed the song in episode 105 of The Jim Henson Hour.

The Dancing Grandmas dance to this song in episode 204 of Muppets Tonight.

Sesame Street spoofed the song with "Baa Baa Bamba", performed by Luis and some Muppet animals.

A series of animated Plaza Sésamo inserts showcasing different music genres and dances feature the song, altering the arrangement to fit the music style presented.

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