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{{song|writer=|composer=Jimmy van Heusen|lyricist=Johnny Burke|date=1944|source=''Going My Way'' (movie)|publisher=Bourne Co.; Music Sales Corp.}}
 
{{song|writer=|composer=Jimmy van Heusen|lyricist=Johnny Burke|date=1944|source=''Going My Way'' (movie)|publisher=Bourne Co.; Music Sales Corp.}}
 
[[Image:Swingingonastar3.jpg|frame|Rowlf and Jimmy Dean swing on a star.]]
 
[[Image:Swingingonastar3.jpg|frame|Rowlf and Jimmy Dean swing on a star.]]
The classic tune "'''Swinging on a Star'''" was originally sung by Bing Crosby in "Going My Way", and won an Academy Award for Best Song in 1944. It has since been recorded by many other artists as well. [[Tony Bennett]] included a version of it in his 1998 album "[[The Playground]]".
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The classic tune "'''Swinging on a Star'''" was originally sung by Bing Crosby in "Going My Way", and won an [[Academy Award]] for Best Song in 1944. It has since been recorded by many other artists as well. [[Tony Bennett]] included a version of it in his 1998 album "[[The Playground]]".
   
 
==Sesame Street==
 
==Sesame Street==
On ''[[Sesame Street]]'', the song was first sung by [[Susan]] and some [[Anything Muppets]] in [[Episode 0010]], and the sketch was repeated numerous times. Susan dressed several AMs as animals while she sang.
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* On ''[[Sesame Street]]'', the song was first sung by [[Susan]] and some [[Anything Muppets]] in [[Episode 0010]], and the sketch was repeated numerous times. Susan dressed several AMs as animals while she sang.
   
 
==Muppets==
 
==Muppets==
[[Rowlf the Dog|Rowlf]] and [[Jimmy Dean]] sang a duet of "Swinging on a Star" in 1963 on ''[[The Jimmy Dean Show]]''. The sketch appears on the 2007 DVD release, ''[[The Best of the Jimmy Dean Show]]''.
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* [[Rowlf the Dog|Rowlf]] and [[Jimmy Dean]] sang a duet of "Swinging on a Star" in 1963 on ''[[The Jimmy Dean Show]]''. The sketch appears on the 2007 DVD release, ''[[The Best of the Jimmy Dean Show]]''.
   
[[Julie Andrews]] sings "Swinging on a Star" in her 1975 TV special "[[Julie Andrews: My Favorite Things]]". She is joined by the [[Gawky Birds]] and [[the Clodhoppers]] (who are called "The Klunks" on this show).
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* [[Julie Andrews]] sings "Swinging on a Star" in her 1975 TV special "[[Julie Andrews: My Favorite Things]]". She is joined by the [[Gawky Birds]] and [[the Clodhoppers]] (who are called "The Klunks" on this show).
   
   

Revision as of 15:24, January 6, 2010

Music by Jimmy van Heusen
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Date 1944
Source Going My Way (movie)
Publisher Bourne Co.; Music Sales Corp.
Swingingonastar3

Rowlf and Jimmy Dean swing on a star.

The classic tune "Swinging on a Star" was originally sung by Bing Crosby in "Going My Way", and won an Academy Award for Best Song in 1944. It has since been recorded by many other artists as well. Tony Bennett included a version of it in his 1998 album "The Playground".

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