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The Greatest TV Moments: Sesame Street Music A-Z was a television special which aired on November 21, 2000 on VH-1. Co-produced with Noggin, the special was created in association with VH-1's "Save the Music" campaign. Although it aired one year later, it was meant to coincide with Sesame Street’s 30th anniversary, and helped to kick off Season 32 which premiered the folowing January. This special marks one of the earliest appearances of Kevin Clash being interviewed with Elmo.

Other celebrities and experts interviewed include Jewel, Jon Bon Jovi, Sammy Hagar, Sonia Manzano, Christopher Cerf, Dr. Frances Rauscher (Music Cognition Researcher), Joan Osborne, Rebecca Rankin (VH1 News), Richard Carpenter, Roshumba (VH1), Tom Ascheim (Noggin General Manager), Johnny Rzeznik (The Goo Goo Dolls), Darius Rucker (Hootie and the Blowfish), Danyel Smith (Music Journalist), Ricky Martin, Michael Stipe (R.E.M.), and Chris Barron (The Spin Doctors).

 

A

"The Alphabet", a montage of the song sung by Billy Joel, Paul Simon (with Ladysmith Black Mambazo), George Benson, Ray Charles, B.B. King, The Pointer Sisters and Patti LaBelle

B

Garth Brooks
Billy Joel

C

The Carpenters sing "Sing" (Includes clips from the Celebrity version)

D

Dizzy Gillespie

E

Gloria Estefan sings "Conga"

F

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw sing "Take a Turn"

G

Goo Goo Dolls sing "Slide (Pride)"

H

Hootie and the Blowfish sing "Hold My Hand"

I

Itzhak Perlman

J

Johnny Cash sings "Nasty Dan"

K

Kermit the Frog sings "Bein' Green"

L

Little Richard sings "Rubber Duckie"

M

Menudo
Ricky Martin

N

N'Sync sings "Believe in Yourself"

O

"Oh What a Beautiful Morning" sung by Ray Charles

P

The Pointer Sisters

Q

Queen Latifah sings "That's the Letter O"

R

R.E.M. sings "Furry Happy Monsters"

S

Paul Simon, "Me and Julio" / Spin Doctors sings "Two Princes"

T

James Taylor sings "That Grouchy Face"

U

"U Really Got a Hold on Me" sung by Smokey Robinson
"Like the Way U Does" sung by Melissa Etheridge

V

En Vogue sings "Adventure"

W

Stevie Wonder sings "Superstition"

X

"I Miss My X" sung by Patti LaBelle

Y

"Your Neighborhood" (with Ben Stiller)

Z

Ziggy Marley sings "Small People"

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