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rock Every Schoolhouse Rock! Song, Ranked Best to Worst  

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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 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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70 20
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65 19
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I'm Just a Bill 1976

3
54 13
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Lolly, Lolly, Lolly Get Your Adverbs Here 1974

4
54 16
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Three is a Magic Number 1973

5
54 17
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Interjections! 1974

6
51 17
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The Preamble 1975

7
43 15
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A Noun is a Person, Place, or Thing 1973

8
41 14
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The Shot Heard ‘Round the World 1975

9
40 16
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Unpack Your Adjectives 1974

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40 16
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Verb: That's What's Happening 1973

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40 16
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No More Kings 1975

12
36 13
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Interplanet Janet 1978

13
32 11
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The Great American Melting Pot 1976

14
37 15
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Electricity, Electricity 1979

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15
28 9
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Ready or Not, Here I Come 1973

16
30 11
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My Hero, Zero 1973

17
37 17
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Figure Eight 1973

18
33 14
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Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla 1976

19
27 10
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Sufferin’ Till Suffrage 1976

20
29 14
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Elbow Room 1976

21
25 11
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Elementary, My Dear 1973

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26 12
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Mother Necessity 1976

23
25 12
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Telegraph Line 1979

24
32 19
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The Tale of Mr. Morton 1993

25
18 8
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Fireworks 1976

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21 11
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Lucky Seven Samson 1973

27
18 9
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Three Ring Government 1979

28
17 10
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I Got Six 1973

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15 10
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The Four-Legged Zoo 1973

30
17 12
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Them Not-So-Dry Bones 1979

31
14 9
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Do the Circulation 1979

32
16 12
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Little Twelvetoes 1973

33
15 11
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A Victim of Gravity 1978

34
15 12
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Naughty Number Nine 1973

35
13 11
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This for That 1996

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36
12 10
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The Good Eleven 1973

37
12 11
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The Body Machine 1979

38
14 14
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Dollars and Sense 1994

39
11 11
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The Energy Blues 1979

40
11 13
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Tyrannosaurus Debt 1996

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11 13
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$7.50 Once a Week 1995

42
10 13
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Busy Prepositions 1993

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10 14
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Walkin’ on Wall Street 1996

44
9 14
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I'm Gonna Send Your Vote to College 2002

45
8 13
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Where the Money Goes 1995

46
7 12
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The Check’s in the Mail 1996

47
7 12
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Number Cruncher 1984

48
8 14
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Tax Man Max 1995

49
6 12
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A Tiny Urban Zoo 2009

50
6 12
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The Greatest Show on Earth (The Weather Show) 1979