Thursday 22 March 2012

Schoolhouse Rock

  1. Conjunction Junction
  2. I'm Just A Bill
  3. Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here
  4. Electricity, Electricity
  5. Interjections!
  6. The Preamble
  7. Three Is A Magic Number
  8. Interplanet Janet
  9. A Noun Is A Person, Place, Or Thing
  10. The Shot Heard 'Round The World
  11. My Hero, Zero
  12. Figure Eight
  13. No More Kings
  14. Unpack Your Adjectives
  15. Rufus Xavirer Sarsaparilla
  16. Ready Or Not, Here I Come
  17. Elementary, My Dear
  18. Dollars and Sense
  19. The Great American Melting Pot
  20. Mother Necessity
  21. Naughty Number Nine
  22. Telegraph Line
  23. Them Not-So-Dry Bones
  24. Verb: That's What Happening
  25. Elbow Room
The above is a list of the top 25 most popular hits from "Schoolhouse Rock", a series of educational cartoon commercials broadcast from 1973 to 1985.  Rob and I still remember many of these catchy tunes and educational lyrics from our childhood days.  "Multiplication Rock" came out first, helping children learn their timestables from 2 to 12.  "Elementary My Dear" shows Noah leading the animals two by two to the arc.  "Figure Eight" shows a little girl skating figure eights into the ice.  "Grammar Rock" followed, featuring "Conjunction Junction" where cars of a train are joined together the way a conjunction joins two clauses of a sentence together.  "Unpack Your Adjectives" shows a girlr unpacking her backpack after a camping trip.  "America Rock" features "The Shot Heard Round the World" showing Paul Revere riding his horse to Concord to warn the American troops that the British are coming!  "The Great American Melting Pot" describes how immigrants to the United States jumped into a melting pot and blended in.  "Electricity, E-Lec-Tri-City" explains how electricity works.  "Them Not So Dry Bones" talks about our skeletal structure in a humorous way.  "Schoolhouse Rock" is available now on DVD.  Adults like to watch it for the nostalgia.  Kids like to watch it because its catchy.  Check it out!

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