This is one of the happiest songs I can think of to start off your week.
Lena Horne joins the Muppets in Season 1 of The Muppet Show for an enthusiastic version of “Sing!”
This tune was actually written for Sesame Street by Joe Raposo, the musical aficiando who wrote much of the songs during the early years of Sesame Street including “C is for Cookie” and “Bein’ Green”. (Fun fact: he also composed the catchy theme song for Three’s Company.)
Here’s a fantastic version of “Sing!” from Sesame Street with original cast members. (Luis also sings a bit of it in Spanish!)
I’m actually pretty sure this was the song that whole Muppet and human cast sang at Jim Henson’s Musical World last year at Carnegie Hall. It’s so positive and friendly, and it makes sense why it has had such a long life. It feels as much of a tradition as “The Rainbow Connection” or “The Muppet Show Theme Song.”
Sing, sing a song
Make it simple to last
Your whole life long
Don’t worry that it’s not
Good enough for anyone
Else to hear
Just sing, sing a song
Make it simple to last your whole life long. Perhaps Raposo took his own advice when creating “Sing!” because it seems to have worked!
Have a great week, friends!