My Favorite Music Comes From Sesame Street

I’m not really hip with pop culture these days.  Sure, I read my share of celebrity gossip whenever it happens upon cnn.com, but I’m really out of it when it comes to the latest tv shows and music.  I am such a nerd that I had to wikipedia ‘Jersey Shore’ because I got sick of reading all these headlines about it and not knowing what the heck they were talking about.  Sounds like kind of a dumb show, by the way, not for me.

Because I listen to country music, mainstream music is usually of no interest to me.  But I couldn’t help but take notice when a snappy tune came out of the tv this morning – it was Sesame Street, and there was a musical guest.  I know that Sesame Street has celebrity guest-stars all the time, so I chose what seemed to be the title of the song and did a search on youtube.com.  The song is “I’m Yours”, and it’s sung by Jason Mraz.  Even all my reading of celebrity gossip didn’t help me here – I’ve never heard of Jason Mraz, but I have to say that I like his sound.  But that shouldn’t really come as a surprise that I’ve never heard of him – I don’t think he’s a regular in my pop culture circle that includes such characters as Dora, Miss Spider, Little Bear, or Wow Wow Wubbzy.  My 18-month-old son and I couldn’t help but bounce and groove to this song; see if you feel the same.  By the way, when Mr. Mraz performed this song on Sesame Street, the lyrics were changed to make the song be about playing outside, making it more kid-friendly.  Cute.

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10 Responses to “My Favorite Music Comes From Sesame Street”

  1. jamiahsh Says:

    I really like Jason Mraz. His sound is really unique an I think I caught the reux of “I’m Yours” on some Sesame Street special advertising their landmark season premiere a few months ago

  2. Mysmichelle Says:

    Remedy is my favorite Mraz song. He really is more like an “artist” than alot the the pop culture stuff these days. My 16 year old keeps me up on current culture.

  3. Justin Says:

    “I’m Yours” is my favorite song within the last 3 years… I think there is something to be said when an artist actually uses their OWN voice instead of some computer generated digital perfect pitch device! :\

  4. taylhis Says:

    @mysmichelle – I will have to check out Mraz’s other songs, including “Remedy”.
    @Justin – you’re right about that using their own voice thing… it’s so funny to me when a celebrity singer gets hooked on using technology to enhance their voice, only to be called on it when they’re caught lip-syncing in concert – not going to mention any names, but there are a famous few who’ve been caught doing that.

  5. jamiahsh Says:

    and no matter how much it keeps getting mentioned, i will NEVER fall under the lure of this Jersey Shore trash!

  6. whatever Says:

    At least this means less chicken-fried!

  7. mary911 Says:

    Me likey Jason Mraz. I had actually heard and enjoyed some of his stuff before he became popular.

    Am I slow? (don’t answer that.) But what does our friend whatever mean about less chicken-fried? Is this something that just flew right over my head? I’m thinking it is……ugh….. 🙁

  8. taylhis Says:

    @mary911 – It didn’t fly right over your head – I’m sure you didn’t know about my ‘Chicken Fried’ obsession. It’s a country song, and when I find a new song I like, I tend to play it over and over and over until I’m sick of it, but unfortunately for those who live with me, other people often get sick of the songs before me. Such is the case with ‘Chicken Fried’ – poor hubby didn’t even like the song to begin with, so when I played it incessantly… well, let’s just say that I’m still hearing about it. He actually likes ‘I’m Yours’ though, so we shouldn’t have the same problem with this song!

  9. mary911 Says:

    Oh! I like that song!!!! Just a little bit of chicken fried, a cold beer on a friday night, a pair of jeans that fits just right…and the radio ooooonnnnn…” That song????? 🙂

  10. taylhis Says:

    @mary911 – that’s the one! The Zac Brown Band has some good harmonies!

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