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What's the Name of That Song? (song)

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Music by Sam Pottle
Lyrics by David Axlerod
Date 1974
Publisher Sesame Street, Inc.
Sesame Street What's The Name Of That Song?(03:48)
The Sesame Street cast sings "What's the Name of That Song?"
Sesame Street Forgetful Jones Sings What's The Name Of That(01:58)
Forgetful Jones can't remember "What's the Name of That Song."
Original version
Season 23 version

"What's the Name of That Song?" was first performed by the Sesame Street cast in Episode 0666. It has been performed many times since. It is best known for its recurring "la-di-da-di-dum"'s .

The cast sang this in the finale of Sing Along, and it was also used as a plotline in the self-titled What's the Name of That Song?, in which Oscar the Grouch played an instrumental version of this tune, causing Big Bird to struggle to find out the name of the song. By the end of the video, Grover revealed that this was his favorite song (though he initially didn't know the title either), and then the cast sang this song.

This song was also sung by the cast, led by Lillian, in Season 23.

It was featured in the first edition of Sesame Street Live.

A remake of the song was performed in a sketch with Ernie and Bert singing at nighttime, and another remake was performed in a western sketch with Forgetful Jones.



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