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Written by Joe Raposo
Date 1971
Publisher Jonico Music, Inc.
Singolivialinda

Olivia sings "Sing" while Linda signs.

Celebrity-sing

Celebrity montage, Street version, 1:50

Celebrity-sing-dvd

Celebrity montage, DVD version, 1:40

Celebrity-sing-tribute

Celebrity montage, Sing! tribute, 2:35

20years-ending

The cast of Sesame Street have sung "Sing," as the finale for anniversary specials such as Sesame Street: 20 and Still Counting...

Sesamestreetjam

...and Sesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration.

"Sing" is a Sesame Street song that has been sung countless times on the show, with many different singers. Some versions have included the lyrics in both English and Spanish (the latter written by Emilio Delgado). Like "Bein' Green," it too has become an American standard. The song as covered by The Carpenters reached number 3 on the Billboard pop charts in 1973.[1]

Muppet/Sesame Street versions

Sesame Street and specials

Sesame-related performances

The Muppet Show and specials

Non-Muppet performances

  • The Carpenters recorded a cover of this song, which became a top 40 hit, reaching #3 on the Billboard top 100.
  • It has also been recorded by a diverse group of artists including The Boston Pops with Arthur Fiedler conducting, Ray Conniff, Perry Como, the Dixie Chicks, and Johnny Mathis.
  • Fez (Wilmer Valderrama) and the cast in the That '70s Show episode "That '70s Musical"
  • The song was performed by the New Zealand singer Wing on an episode of South Park which was also titled "Wing."
  • Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth recently performed a version with specially written holiday lyrics on her album A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas.
  • Linnea Reese (Lily Tomlin) sang and signed this song to her deaf children on Nashville (1975).
  • Christopher Knight (as Peter Brady) sang the song with a puppet named Collette on The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (1977).
  • Emilio Delgado (Luis) guests on the CD "Splendor in the Grass," singing "Sing" with China Forbes from the band Pink Martini.
  • Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett: Together Again (1989), as part of a 70s and 80s medley.

Videos

Releases

Singportal

Big Bird and friends perform "Sing," in honor of the song's composer Joe Raposo, as seen on the cover of a 1992 tribute album.

Joemathieusing

"Sing," illustration by Joe Mathieu.

Audio
Video
Publications
Online

Sources

  1. The Greatest TV Moments: Sesame Street Music A-Z
  2. The Street We Live On timeline, broadcast version

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