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Every Schoolhouse Rock! Song, Ranked Best to Worst

Updated March 19, 2020 21.4k votes 2.3k voters 32.0k views64 items

Few other educational videos had the impact of Schoolhouse Rock songs. Every Saturday since the 1970s, kids have gathered around their TV sets to enjoy cartoons while learning about everything from science and math to civics and history. If you're feeling nostalgic for your own days of weekend cartoon watching, enjoy this list of the best Schoolhouse Rock songs - all of them are listed here for your enjoyment.

“It’s great to learn, ‘cause knowledge is power!” The early introductions for Schoolhouse Rock established right off the bat that these clips were more than mere entertainment. The series itself ran from 1973 until 1985, and each season was comprised of funny episodes and short animated films set to catchy songs. This online list of Schoolhouse Rock videos includes every single one of these songs, from the clips that ran on TV to those that were produced direct-to-video.

For many, these Schoolhouse Rock songs were the way they began to understand the American government (“I’m Just a Bill”). For others, these short films instilled a lifelong love of grammar and language (“Conjunction Junction,” “Verb: That’s What’s Happening”). And for kids struggling with math, “My Hero Zero” and “Three is a Magic Number” helped them feel just a little more confident in the classroom.

Now it gets tough: what is the best Schoolhouse Rock song ever? Watch the videos to refresh your memory, and then vote for all your favorites.

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  • 1
  • 2
    1,138
    221

    I'm Just a Bill

  • 3
    883
    182

    Interjections!

  • 4
    703
    189

    Lolly, Lolly, Lolly Get Your Adverbs Here

  • 5
    653
    171

    Three is a Magic Number

  • 6
    619
    166

    The Preamble

  • 7
    528
    134

    A Noun is a Person, Place, or Thing

  • 8
    451
    122

    Unpack Your Adjectives

  • 9
    461
    128

    Verb: That's What's Happening

  • 10
    449
    134

    The Shot Heard ‘Round the World

  • 11
    406
    116

    Electricity, Electricity

  • 12
    393
    117

    My Hero, Zero

  • 13
    368
    107

    No More Kings

  • 14
    367
    107

    Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla

  • 15
    367
    108

    Figure Eight

  • 16
    396
    126

    Interplanet Janet

  • 17
    339
    104

    The Great American Melting Pot

  • 18
    289
    87

    Mother Necessity

  • 19
    294
    92

    Ready or Not, Here I Come

  • 20
    295
    100

    The Tale of Mr. Morton

  • 21
    270
    92

    Elbow Room

  • 22
    246
    83

    Telegraph Line

  • 23
    219
    81

    Elementary, My Dear

  • 24
    213
    90

    Sufferin’ Till Suffrage

  • 25
    192
    84

    I Got Six