January 10, 2008 7:23 PM   Subscribe

You all remember the song from Sesame Street, but you've never heard it like this: one two three FOUR FIIIVE six seven EIGHT NIIINE TEN eleven TWELVE! (via). Se7en!
posted by Astro Zombie (17 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
There is also a Venetian Snares remix by the way but I forget what album/comp it is from.
posted by fuq at 7:36 PM on January 10, 2008

First the boy puts the Ma na ma na song in my head, and now this. I'm going to have the trippiest dreams tonight.
posted by cobaltnine at 7:43 PM on January 10, 2008

I have to say, although it's a lot of neat stuff, the overwhelming reaction I have is man, it's pretty damn tough to beat the Pointer Sisters.
posted by nanojath at 7:45 PM on January 10, 2008

I played the Neil Cowley trio one straight from the website, and it's really good. Which is lucky, because it won't stop playing. I closed the tab, but it just keeps going. I liked it best the first 8 times, but now it's starting to grate on me. Time to restart firefox...
posted by vytae at 8:04 PM on January 10, 2008

Orrrr... it was just playing in a pop-under window that I hadn't noticed. How embarassing.
posted by vytae at 8:06 PM on January 10, 2008

I like the idea, just because it's such a fun song. But I got burnt out after listening to three of them. (The Neil Cowley one was the best.)

I'd like to see an album of covers of a variety of the counting songs from Sesame Street. Especially the one with the numbers flying at you, and the baker falling down a staircase while balancing an armful of desserts. Or the Jazzy Spies.

Thanks, Astro Zombie! (waving to the sky)
posted by not_on_display at 8:44 PM on January 10, 2008

Previously on Metafilter... although I couldn't even 'count' (type) to eight without messing it up.
posted by tapeguy at 8:52 PM on January 10, 2008

This is so totally worth it for the link to the goofball (I use the term affectionately) with almost 300 videos on YouTube of himself dancing (I use the term affectionately, but loosely) in public places. His taste in music is impeccable.
posted by mediareport at 8:55 PM on January 10, 2008 [2 favorites]

These are great! Though I was hoping to find a cover that sounded a bit different ... I don't know, something rock-ish or hardcore or something. And that ska cover really, really annoyed me, for some reason.

Oh, wait! It's because ska really, really annoys me.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 8:56 PM on January 10, 2008

here is the Venetian Snares remix of Twelve

not so exciting in the end...
posted by geos at 10:03 PM on January 10, 2008 [1 favorite]

The true Sesame Street counting song is "The Ladybugs' Picnic": ONE TWO three, FOUR FIVE six, SEVEN EIGHT nine, TEN 'LEVEN twelve.

Warning: It is responsible for the fact that, at the age of 21, I still always count by threes, not by pairs. Don't blame me if this song makes a freak out of you, too.
posted by booksandlibretti at 10:46 PM on January 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Odd meter!

And I've remembered the theme since I was a wee lad. Another song that stuck is "aleph-bet-vet, aleph-bet-vet, gimel-dalet-hey...", the song for learning the Hebrew alphabet. Still remember most of it.
posted by 4midori at 11:21 PM on January 10, 2008

Maybe because I'm all excited about season 5, but the music and imagery in the SE7EN mashup felt like a promo for The Wire.
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 5:38 AM on January 11, 2008

I just looked this up about a week and a half ago, but I just didn't post it on MeFi.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.
posted by Foosnark at 8:23 AM on January 11, 2008

This user is out of bandwidth

posted by anthill at 10:07 AM on January 11, 2008

No thanks- I'll pass on the Quicktime, thank you.
posted by wfc123 at 10:25 AM on January 11, 2008

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