Happy 40th B-Day, Sesame Street!

Becky Bain | November 10, 2009 2:43 pm
In honor of Sesame Street’s 40th Anniversary today, here’s the smooth-jazziest rendition of the Sesame Street theme, as sung by Joshua Radin. Can’t you just imagine Oscar the Grouch wearing a beret sipping an espresso while listening to this play in a piano bar in the West Village? Or maybe that’s just us?

Take a jump to check out the PBS show’s top 5 pop-star appearances:

Destiny’s Child

Seriously, “I Got a New Way to Walk” featuring Elmo and the Gang deserves a spot on my iPod.

Backstreet Boys

The best part of this clip is the unfortunately mid-90s groomed facial hair. But also, “One Small Voice” isn’t any better or worse than anything the Backstreet Boys have released, so thumbs up!

John Mayer

How much money would we pay to hear John sing “Your Body is a Wonderland” to Elmo? Infinity dollars. That’s how much.

Chris Brown

Does dancing with cute muppets change your opinion of Chris Brown? No? Okay, moving on.

Michael Jackson

Okay, he doesn’t sing in this clip. But does it matter? It’s MJ in his heyday. Watch it a zillion times and cry for what once was.