Schoolhouse Rock

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Schoolhouse Rock! is a series of 46 educational shorts featuring rock songs about schoolroom topics, including grammar, science, economics and American history and politics. Originally conceived by Thomas G. Yohe in 1972, the shorts were broadcast on ABC television affiliates until 1986. They were then broadcast on occasion throughout the 1990s and part of the 2000s.

Often viewed with nostalgia by members of Generation X, Schoolhouse Rock! has become part of American popular culture. It has been parodied in Family Guy ("Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington" & "Running Mates"), MADtv,The Simpsons ("An Amendment to Be")and most recently in the Comedy Central cartoon Drawn Together. In 1996 Atlantic Records released the album Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks, a collection of popular artists covering Schoolhouse Rock! tunes. Some of the more notable artists included Better Than Ezra (Conjunction Junction), Goodness (Electricity, Electricity), Blind Melon (Three Is A Magic Number), the Lemonheads (My Hero, Zero), Ween (The Shot Heard 'Round the World) and Moby (Verb: That's What's Happening).

The short "The Preamble," set to highly infectious music, has a slightly abridged wording of the Preamble of the United States Constitution. The song starts, "We the people, in order to form a more perfect union...", but the actual document starts, "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union...."

An additional short, I'm Gonna Send Your Vote to College, was created for the 30th anniversary video release.

Titles

Grammar Rock titles (and topic) - (link to external page with lyrics):

Science Rock titles (and topic) - (link to external page with lyrics):

Money Rock titles (and topic) - (link to external page with lyrics):

Multiplication Rock titles (and topic) - (link to external page with lyrics):

America Rock titles (and topic) - (link to external page with lyrics):

Computer Rock (Scooter Computer & Mr. Chips) titles (and topic) - (link to external page with lyrics):

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