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As Sesame Street began to make record albums that featured songs from the show, they also released 45 RPM singles from those albums. The first series of albums on Columbia Records and Warner Bros. Records led to a similar series of 45 RPM singles, which were packaged as book and record sets, with pictures and drawings either taken from or similar to the albums, and lyrics to the songs. Some of these titles were also packaged into boxed sets with cover artwork similar to the album covers.

Some of the songs, such as "Rubber Duckie" and "Sing," proved to be so popular with adults that they were also released as adult pop singles. These records were produced between 1970 and 1973. The "Rubber Duckie" single even reached number 16 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart in 1970.[1]

In 1974, a new series of singles began to be released on the recently formed Sesame Street Records label, which had also begun issuing albums. At first, they were manufactured and distributed by Children's Records of America, and then in 1977 Distinguished Productions took over production, as well as reissuing the earlier CRA singles under their own name. Nearly all of the early songs were re-released in the new series, although they only had simple picture sleeves with no lyrics.

The last commercially released 45 RPM singles in the US were produced in 1979, although several promotional releases were produced until 1984, when the label was finally shut down. There was also a promotional EP released to radio stations in 1985, to promote the release of Follow That Bird.

Several 12" singles were also released over the years, most of them to promote artists who had recorded Sesame songs. However, during the height of disco, 12" singles of songs from Sesame Street Fever were released for DJ's to play in clubs. These contained extended versions and remixes not found on the album.


Cover Date Title Catalogue number

Columbia Records CC series singles (Book and Record Sets) (1970-1972)

CC75001
1970

Original Cast

from The Sesame Street Book & Record
previously unreleased
CC 75001
SSLetters
1970

Letters

from The Sesame Street Book & Record
CC 75002
CC1970Numbers
1970

Numbers

from The Sesame Street Book & Record
CC 75003
SSShapes
1970

Shapes & Up And Down

from The Sesame Street Book & Record
CC 75004
CC1970PeoplePlaySingle
1970

People & Play

includes two extra verses (garbageman and grocer) never released elsewhere
from The Sesame Street Book & Record
CC 75005
SSRideTrash
1970

Ride & Trash

from The Sesame Street Book & Record
CC 75006
SSColumbiaRubberDuckie
1970

Rubber Duckie And Other Fun Songs

from The Sesame Street Book & Record
CC 75007
CC1970Feelings
1970

Sing About Feelings

Bob's spoken introduction is different from his introduction on the album version
from The Sesame Street Book & Record
CC 75008
CC1970Animals
1970

All About Animals

from The Sesame Street Book & Record
CC 75009
CountsJustBecauseBoardBook
1971
from The Year of Roosevelt Franklin
CC 75010
ColumbiaSkinImInSafetyBoyBlues
1971
from The Year of Roosevelt Franklin
CC 75011
DaysMonthsBoardBook
1971
from The Year of Roosevelt Franklin
CC 75012
Abcd
1971

Muppet ABCD

from The Muppet Alphabet Album
CC 75037
Efgh
1971

Muppet EFGH

from The Muppet Alphabet Album
CC 75038
Ijkl
1971

Muppet IJKL

from The Muppet Alphabet Album
CC 75039
MNOP
1971

Muppet MNOP

from The Muppet Alphabet Album
CC 75040
Qrst
1971

Muppet QRST

from The Muppet Alphabet Album
CC 75041
Uvw
1971

Muppet UVW

from The Muppet Alphabet Album
CC 75042
Xyz
1971

Muppet XYZ

from The Muppet Alphabet Album
CC 75043
Columbia75048LotsStuffClinkClank
1972
from Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
CC 75048
Noimage
1972
from Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
CC 75049
CBS75050
1972
from Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
CC 75050
Single.havinfun
1972
from Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
CC 75051
ColumbiaNameAnimalSimpleSingle
1972
from Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
CC 75052
MagicCookieDrawingSongSingle
1972
from Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
CC 75053
CC75054HavinFunSingle
1972
from Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
CC 75054
CC75056TigerHuntJust3Simple1973
1973
from Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
sold only as part of the "Carry About" edition
ECC 75056
EBCollectionPatPatListening
1973
from Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
sold only as part of the "Carry About" edition
ECC 75057
EBCollectionNameAnimalDrawing
1973
from Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
sold only as part of the "Carry About" edition
ECC 75058
Noimage
1973
from Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
sold only as part of the "Carry About" edition
ECC 75059

Columbia Records pop series singles (1970-1973)

Columbia1970PopDuckie
1970
from The Sesame Street Book & Record
4-45207
ColumbiaILoveTrashUpDownPromo
1970
from The Sesame Street Book & Record
4-45247
Columbia445322
1971
from The Year of Roosevelt Franklin
4-45322
ColumbiaSafetyBoyMonthsPop
1971
from The Year of Roosevelt Franklin
4-45378
ClinkClank45
1972
from Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
4-45718
C is for Cookie single
1973
from Sesame Street LIVE!
4-45943
Columbia433204RubberDuckie
1973
from The Sesame Street Book & Record
"Columbia Hall of Fame" reissue edition
4-33204
Columbia1970HallFameDuckieTheme
1975
from The Sesame Street Book & Record
"Columbia Hall of Fame" reissue edition with different prefix
13-33204

Scepter Records singles (1970)

Scepter12291ABCSong
1970
from Susan Sings Songs from Sesame Street
SCE-12291
ScepterHappinessPromo
1970
from Susan Sings Songs from Sesame Street
SCE-12297

Affinity Records singles (1970)

GroovinSingle
1970
  • Side A: Groovin' on the Sunshine
  • Side B: Best Friend
from Bob McGrath from Sesame Street
A45-201

Warner Bros. Records singles (1971–1980)

WB7539SomedaySing
1971
from The Official Sesame Street 2 Book-and-Record Album
WB 7539
WB7666Promo
1972
from The Official Sesame Street 2 Book-and-Record Album
from The Electric Company
WB 7666
DoobieBrosWynkenSingle
1980
from In Harmony: A Sesame Street Record
WBS 49642
WBS49703OneGoodTurnMermaid
1980
from In Harmony: A Sesame Street Record
WBS 49703
Noimage
1982
  • Side A: Here to Love You
from the Doobie Brothers album Best of the Doobies Volume II
from In Harmony: A Sesame Street Record
WBS 50001

Sesame Street Records singles (1974-1984)

Noimage
1974

Numbers

from The Sesame Street Book & Record
CRA 76003
Noimage
1974

Shapes & Up And Down

from The Sesame Street Book & Record
CRA 76004
Noimage
1974

People & Play

includes two extra verses (garbageman and grocer) never released elsewhere
from The Sesame Street Book & Record
CRA 76005
Noimage
1974

Sing About Feelings

from The Sesame Street Book & Record
Bob's spoken introduction on A Face is different from his introduction on the album version
CRA 76008
Columbia1972LotsStuffClinkSingle
1974
from Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
CRA 76048
CRA76049TigerHuntImagination
1974
from Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
CRA 76049
EBColorsMarchingCRASingle
1974
from Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
CRA 76050
CRAFunEBListeningPatPatCC76051

CRA76051ListeningSingle
1974
from Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
CRA 76051
SimpleSongNameAnimalSingle
1974
from Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
CRA 76052
CRA76053
1974
from Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
CRA 76053
Noimage
1974
from Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
CRA 76054
Noimage
1976
from Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
sold only as part of the Ernie & Bert from Sesame Street 45 set
CT 255501
Noimage
1976
from Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
sold only as part of the Ernie & Bert from Sesame Street 45 set
CT 255502
Noimage
1976
from Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
sold only as part of the Ernie & Bert from Sesame Street 45 set
CT 255503
Noimage
1976
from Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
sold only as part of the Ernie & Bert from Sesame Street 45 set
CT 255504
Noimage
1976
from Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
sold only as part of the Ernie & Bert from Sesame Street 45 set
CT 255505
Noimage
1976
from Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
sold only as part of the Ernie & Bert from Sesame Street 45 set
CT 255506
Noimage
1976
from Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
sold only as part of the Ernie & Bert from Sesame Street 45 set
CT 255507
Noimage
1976
from The Official Sesame Street 2 Book-and-Record Album
from Sesame Street LIVE!
sold only as part of the Monster Hits from Sesame Street 45 set
CT 255521
Noimage
1976
from The Official Sesame Street 2 Book-and-Record Album
from The Sesame Street Monsters!
sold only as part of the Monster Hits from Sesame Street 45 set
CT 255522
Noimage
1976
from The Sesame Street Monsters!
from C is for Cookie
sold only as part of the Monster Hits from Sesame Street 45 set
CT 255523
Noimage
1976
from C is for Cookie
from The Official Sesame Street 2 Book-and-Record Album
sold only as part of the Monster Hits from Sesame Street 45 set
CT 255524
Noimage
1976
from Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
  • Side B: Me (Yo) (label incorrectly says "Me/You")
from ¡Sesame Mucho!
sold only as part of the Monster Hits from Sesame Street 45 set
CT 255525
Noimage
1976
from The Sesame Street Book & Record
from The Sesame Street Monsters!
sold only as part of the Monster Hits from Sesame Street 45 set
CT 255526
Noimage
1976
from The Sesame Street Monsters!
sold only as part of the Monster Hits from Sesame Street 45 set
CT 255527
Noimage
1976
from Sesame Street LIVE!
sold only as part of the 45 set edition
CT 255531
Noimage
1976
from Sesame Street LIVE!
sold only as part of the 45 set edition
CT 255532
Noimage
1976
from Sesame Street LIVE!
sold only as part of the 45 set edition
CT 255533
Noimage
1976
from Sesame Street LIVE!
sold only as part of the 45 set edition
CT 255534
Noimage
1976
from Sesame Street LIVE!
sold only as part of the 45 set edition
CT 255535
Noimage
1976
from Sesame Street LIVE!
sold only as part of the 45 set edition
CT 255536
Noimage
1976
from Sesame Street LIVE!
sold only as part of the 45 set edition
CT 255537
SSThemeSingle
1976
from The Sesame Street Book & Record
CTW 99001
CTW1976SingNameOfSong
1976
from Sesame Street LIVE!
from Bert & Ernie Sing-Along (introduction edited)
CTW 99002
DP99003BigBirdSingsSingle
1976

Big Bird Sings

from The Sesame Street Book & Record
from The Count Counts
CTW 99003
SS1976CountWonderfulSongCount
1976

Starring Count von Count

from The Count Counts
CTW 99004
CTW99005Monsters1976
1976
from The Sesame Street Monsters!
CTW 99005
Irefusesingle
1976

Bert & Ernie

from Bert & Ernie Sing-Along
CTW 99006
WhatDoIDoStillWeLikeSingle
1976

Grover Sings

from The Official Sesame Street 2 Book-and-Record Album
from Sesame Street LIVE!
CTW 99007
CRACCookieBakedCakeSingle
1976

Starring Cookie Monster

from The Muppet Alphabet Album
from C is for Cookie
CTW 99008
BigBirdMistakesSingle
1976

Starring Big Bird

from The Official Sesame Street 2 Book-and-Record Album
from Bert & Ernie Sing-Along
CTW 99009
GrouchSongSingle

CTW99010GrouchSongRainfallsVar2
1976

Starring Oscar the Grouch

from The Official Sesame Street 2 Book-and-Record Album
from Let a Frown Be Your Umbrella
CTW 99010
Rubberduckiesingle
1976

Ernie Sings

from The Sesame Street Book & Record
from ¡Sesame Mucho!
CTW 99011
Rooseveltfranklinsingle
1976
from The Year of Roosevelt Franklin
CTW 99012
Dointhepigeonsingle
1976

Bert Sings

from Bert's Blockbusters
CTW 99013
Dointhesnufflesingle
1976
previously unreleased
from Sesame Street LIVE!
CTW 99014
CTW99015
1976

Pete Seeger & Brother Kirk Featuring Big Bird

from Pete Seeger & Brother Kirk Visit Sesame Street
CTW 99015
CTW1976TuMeGustas
1976

Maria & Grover with Cookie Monster

from Let a Frown Be Your Umbrella
from ¡Sesame Mucho!
CTW 99016
Imaginationsingle
1976

Ernie Sings

from Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
CTW 99017
CookiesRhymingSongUpDown
1976

Starring Cookie Monster

from The Sesame Street Monsters!
from The Sesame Street Book & Record
CTW 99018
Mynameisdavidsingle
1976
from Sesame Street LIVE!
from The Count Counts
CTW 99019
SusanAndBobSing
1976

Susan and Bob Sing

The Sesame Street Book & Record
CTW 99020
Simplesongsingle
1976

Ernie & Bert & The Muppets

from Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
CTW 99021
CTW99022
1976
from The Sesame Street Book & Record
from Bert & Ernie Sing-Along
CTW 99022
DPSomebodyPlayDance
1977
from The Sesame Street Book & Record
from Bert & Ernie Sing-Along
(Reissue cover)
CTW 99022
CRAWelcomeIveGotTwo
1976
from Sesame Street LIVE!
from The Sesame Street Book & Record
CTW 99023
WelcomeIveGotTwo
1977
from Sesame Street LIVE!
from The Sesame Street Book & Record
(Reissue cover)
CTW 99023
Lalalasingle
1976

Starring Ernie & Bert

from The Muppet Alphabet Album
CTW 99024
SSSingle.NoMatterLanguageCanta
1976
from ¡Sesame Mucho!
CTW 99025
Listeninggamesingle
1976

Starring Ernie & Bert

from Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
CTW 99026
Countithigher1976
1976

Featuring Chris and the Alphabeats

from Letters ...and Numbers, Too!
from Signs!
CTW 99027
Igroversingle
1976
from The Sesame Street Monsters!
from The Official Sesame Street 2 Book-and-Record Album
CTW 99028
SSMadSad
1976

Featuring Little Jerry and the Monotones

from The Official Sesame Street 2 Book-and-Record Album
previously unreleased
CTW 99029
FrazzleFurSingle
1976
from The Sesame Street Monsters!
CTW 99030
CTW1976IcanthelpCircles
1976

Starring Herry Monster

from The Sesame Street Monsters!
from The Official Sesame Street 2 Book-and-Record Album
CTW 99031
CTW1976IloveTrashGrouchLullaby
1976

Oscar the Grouch Sings

from The Sesame Street Book & Record
from Sleepytime Bird
CTW 99032
SSRubYourTummySingle
1976

Featuring Ernie & the Gang

from The Sesame Street Book & Record
CTW 99033
CTW5PeopleNeighborhood
1976
from The Sesame Street Book & Record
CTW 99034
SSBeinGreen
1976

Kermit the Frog & Grover

from The Sesame Street Book & Record
from Grover Sings the Blues
CTW 99035
Octopusgardensingle
1976

The Muppets Sing the Beatles

both songs previously unreleased
CTW 99036
ABCD
1976

Muppet ABCD

from The Muppet Alphabet Album
CTW 99037
EFGH
1976

Muppet EFGH

from The Muppet Alphabet Album
CTW 99038
CTW99039
1976

Muppet IJKL

from The Muppet Alphabet Album
CTW 99039
MuppetMNOP
1976

Muppet MNOP

from The Muppet Alphabet Album
CTW 99040
QRST
1976

Muppet QRST

from The Muppet Alphabet Album
CTW 99041
UVW
1976

Muppet UVW

from The Muppet Alphabet Album
CTW 99042
XYZ
1976

Muppet XYZ

from The Muppet Alphabet Album
CTW 99043
FeelinGoodFeelinBadSingSong
1977
from Let Your Feelings Show!
CTW 99044
CTW1977SignSingle
1977
from Signs!
CTW 99045
CTW1977HighMiddleLowLoudSoft
1977
from The Official Sesame Street 2 Book-and-Record Album
from Bert's Blockbusters
CTW 99046
CTWLullaby45
1977
from Sleepytime Bird
CTW 99047
CTW99048Feelings
1977
from Let Your Feelings Show!
CTW 99048
CTW1977CrossAtGreenBusStop
1977
from Signs!
CTW 99049
CountingToTenSingle
1977
both songs previously unreleased
CTW 99050
Bob.Dontyouknow.single
1977
from Aren't You Glad You're You?
CTW 99051
Thisfrogsingle
1977
from Aren't You Glad You're You?
from Let Your Feelings Show!
CTW 99052
SSSingle.BoyFromIndiana
1977
previously unreleased
from Aren't You Glad You're You?
CTW 99053
WhatCanBabySaySSSingle
1977
from Let Your Feelings Show!
CTW 99054
Single.cookiedisco
1977
from Aren't You Glad You're You?
from The Sesame Street Monsters!
CTW 99055
HappyBirthdaySSSingle
1977
from Happy Birthday from Sesame Street
CTW 99056
SirDukeSingle
1977
from Bob Sings!
CTW 99057
OldMacDonaldSingle
1977
from Big Bird Leads the Band
CTW 99058
CTW99059Goldilocks
1977
from The Sesame Street Fairy Tale Album
CTW 99059
CTW99060Beanstalk
1977
from The Sesame Street Fairy Tale Album
CTW 99060
CTW1977OneWayOpposite
1977
from Signs!
previously unreleased; later issued on Born to Add
CTW 99061
WonderfulMeSingle
1977
from Aren't You Glad You're You?
from Numbers!
CTW 99062
CTW1977SixSeven
1977
from Numbers!
CTW 99063
TwinkleTwinkleSingle
1977
from Big Bird Leads the Band
CTW 99064
OneOneTwoSingle
1977
from Numbers!
CTW 99065
CTW1977NaptimeLunchtime
1977
from What Time Is It on Sesame Street?
CTW 99066
TenCookiesSingle
1978
from Numbers!
from The Sesame Street Fairy Tale Album
CTW 99067
SpaceCadet1978Single
1978

Starring David

from David, Daydreamin' on a Rainy Day
CTW 99068
Noimage
1978
from Christmas Eve on Sesame Street
CTW 99069
FeverTrash

SSFeverCTW99070
1978
from Sesame Street Fever
CTW 99070
CTW 199070
Rubberduckiediscosingle

FeverDuckieSFT79006
1978
from Sesame Street Fever
CTW 99071
CTW 199071
SFT 79006
CTW1979CCookieSeenDog

CCookieSFT79007
1978
from Sesame Street Fever
CTW 99072
CTW 199072
SFT 79007
CTW199073WonderChildSongs
1979

Helen Reddy Sings

from The Stars Come Out on Sesame Street
CTW 99073
CTW 199073
Happieststreetsingle
1979
from Sesame Disco!
CTW 99074
Noimage
1979
from Sesame Disco!
CTW 99075
Whatmakesmusicsingle1979
1979
from Sesame Disco!
CTW 99076
SD1DiscoHappiestSingle
1979
promotional release
from Sesame Disco!
SD-1
CountOnMePromoSingle
1981
promotional release
from Sesame Country
SC-1
DJ22112CountDaysXmasSingAlongPromo
1984
promotional release
from Sesame Street Christmas Sing-Along
DJ 22112

"My First Sesame Street Record Collection" singles (1978)

SSJCP69901RubberDuckie
1978
from The Sesame Street Book & Record
sold only as part of the My First Sesame Street Record Collection 45 set
Sesame Street Records JCP 69901
Noimage
1978
from The Sesame Street Book & Record
sold only as part of the My First Sesame Street Record Collection 45 set
Sesame Street Records JCP 69902
JCP69903Trash1970
1978
from The Sesame Street Book & Record
sold only as part of the My First Sesame Street Record Collection 45 set
Sesame Street Records JCP 69903
MyFirstSSCollection5People
1978
from The Sesame Street Book & Record
sold only as part of the My First Sesame Street Record Collection 45 set
Sesame Street Records JCP 69904
SSJCP69905NameSong
1978
from Sesame Street LIVE!
from Bert & Ernie Sing-Along
sold only as part of the My First Sesame Street Record Collection 45 set
Sesame Street Records JCP 69905
SSJCP69906CCookie
1978
from The Muppet Alphabet Album
from The Official Sesame Street 2 Book-and-Record Album
sold only as part of the My First Sesame Street Record Collection 45 set
Sesame Street Records JCP 69906
JCP69907CookieDiscoOneMe
1978
from Aren't You Glad You're You?
from Numbers!
sold only as part of the My First Sesame Street Record Collection 45 set
Sesame Street Records JCP 69907

Other known Sesame Street Records 45 RPM Singles (197?)

Noimage
197?

Muppet ABCD

from The Muppet Alphabet Album
sold only as part of The Muppet Alphabet Album 45 set
JCP 7101
Noimage
197?

Muppet EFGH

from The Muppet Alphabet Album
sold only as part of The Muppet Alphabet Album 45 set
JCP 7102
Noimage
197?

Muppet IJKL

from The Muppet Alphabet Album
sold only as part of The Muppet Alphabet Album 45 set
JCP 7103
Noimage
197?

Muppet MNOP

from The Muppet Alphabet Album
sold only as part of The Muppet Alphabet Album 45 set
JCP 7104
Noimage
197?

Muppet QRST

from The Muppet Alphabet Album
sold only as part of The Muppet Alphabet Album 45 set
JCP 7105
Noimage
197?

Muppet UVW

from The Muppet Alphabet Album
sold only as part of The Muppet Alphabet Album 45 set
JCP 7106
Noimage
197?

Muppet XYZ

from The Muppet Alphabet Album
sold only as part of The Muppet Alphabet Album 45 set
JCP 7107
Noimage
197?
from Numbers!
from The Count Counts
Sesame Street Records (number unknown)
Noimage
197?
from Numbers!
from The Sesame Street Book & Record
Sesame Street Records (number unknown)

RCA Records singles (1985)

RCABB0785FollowBird1985
1985

Follow That Bird (EP)

from Follow That Bird
promotional release
Note: This EP only contains short samples of the above 4 songs
BB-0785
AintNoRoadTooLongPromo
1985
from Follow That Bird
  • Side B: The Devil's on the Loose
from the Waylon Jennings album Turn the Page
promotional release
JB-14215

12" singles

SSFeverCCookieRemix
1978
  • Side A: C is for Cookie (Funky version) Special Disco Mix by Larry Levan
  • Side B: C is for Cookie (Sweet version) Special Disco Mix by Roy Thode
promotional 12" disco single with remixed versions of C is For Cookie from Sesame Street Fever
CTW-747
AlJarreauOneGoodTurn12in
1980
from In Harmony
  • Side A: Alonzo
  • Side B: Love Is Real
  • Side B: (If I Could Only) Change Your Mind
above 3 songs from the Al Jarreau album This Time
Warner Bros. Promo PRO-A-933
Single.cisforcookie
2003
  • Side A: C is for Cookie: Funky version Special Disco Mix by Larry Levan (6:13)
  • Side A: C is for Cookie: Sweet version Special Disco Mix by Roy Thode (7:38)
  • Side B: Pinball Number Count (DJ Food Re-Edit -- Special Extension by Strictly Kev) (2:41)
reissue of CTW-747 with one additional track
Ninja Tune

ZEN 12143

See also

Sources

  1. The Greatest TV Moments: Sesame Street Music A-Z

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