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WATCH: 6 Awesome Performances From ‘Sesame Street’

47 years ago today (November 10), Sesame Street debuted.  While obviously aimed at young children, the show has featured countless musical guests that the adults could enjoy, too.  Here’s some of our favorites!

 

Billy Joel and Marlee Matlin performing “Just The Way You Are”

This Billy Joel classic was reworked by the “Piano Man” as an ode to everyone’s favorite trash can dweller, Oscar The Grouch.  It’s hard not to fall in love with this song (and Oscar) even more.

Sesame Street: Billy Joel And Marlee Matlin Sing Just The Way You Are

For more videos and games check out our new website at http://www.sesamestreet.org In this video, Billy Joel and Marlee Matlin serenade Oscar the Grouch. Sesame Street is a production of Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit educational organization which also produces Pinky Dinky Doo, The Electric Company, and other programs for children around the world.

 

Johnny Cash performs “Nasty Dan”

Man…Oscar gets some of the best visitors!  This time, Johnny Cash stops by to sing “Nasty Dan,” which is a little more up Oscar’s alley.  Gotta love the “Johnny Trash” pun, too!

Sesame Street: Johnny Cash Sings Nasty Dan

If you're watching videos with your preschooler and would like to do so in a safe, child-friendly environment, please join us at http://www.sesamestreet.org Johnny Cash sings a song that Oscar loves. Sesame Street is a production of Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit educational organization which also produces Pinky Dinky Doo, The Electric Company, and other programs for children around the world.

 

B.B. King Sings About The Letter “B”

Can you think of anyone more perfect to sing a song about the letter “B” than B.B. King?  Neither can we!

Sesame Street: B. B. King: The Letter B

If you're watching videos with your preschooler and would like to do so in a safe, child-friendly environment, please join us at http://www.sesamestreet.org B.B. King sings about life without 'B'. Sesame Street is a production of Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit educational organization which also produces Pinky Dinky Doo, The Electric Company, and other programs for children around the world.

 

Little Richard Sings “Rubber Duckie”

Bathtime never sounded as soulful.

Sesame Street: Little Richard Sings Rubber Duckie

If you're watching videos with your preschooler and would like to do so in a safe, child-friendly environment, please join us at http://www.sesamestreet.org Little Richard sings Rubber Duckie with Hoots Sesame Street is a production of Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit educational organization which also produces Pinky Dinky Doo, The Electric Company, and other programs for children around the world.

 

Smokey Robinson and “U Really Got A Hold On Me”

The Motown legend struggling with a Muppetized letter “U” is simply hilarious, and you can tell Smokey is having a blast in the process.

Sesame Street: U Really Got A Hold On Me

From the Sesame Street DVD "40 Years of Sunny Days" Click here: http://store.sesamestreet.org/Product.aspx?cp=21415&pc=6EAM0489 If you're watching videos with your preschooler and would like to do so in a safe, child-friendly environment, please join us at http://www.sesamestreet.org Smokey Robinson sings about the letter 'U'.

 

Stevie Wonder scatting with Grover

Stevie and Grover are killing us with cuteness in this clip.  Plus, Stevie’s shirt/vest/necklace combination is ridiculously on point.

Sesame Street: Stevie Wonder with Grover

For more videos and games check out our new website at http://www.sesamestreet.org In this clip, Grover and Stevie Wonder scat sing. Sesame Street is a production of Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit educational organization which also produces Pinky Dinky Doo, The Electric Company, and other programs for children around the world.

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniels.  True story.