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Every Schoolhouse Rock! Song, Ranked Best to Worst

Updated March 19, 2020 21.3k votes 2.2k voters 31.7k 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
    1,135
    220

    I'm Just a Bill

  • 3
    882
    182

    Interjections!

  • 4
    655
    169

    Three is a Magic Number

  • 5
    702
    190

    Lolly, Lolly, Lolly Get Your Adverbs Here

  • 6
    619
    166

    The Preamble

  • 7
    527
    135

    A Noun is a Person, Place, or Thing

  • 8
    452
    120

    Unpack Your Adjectives

  • 9
    459
    126

    Verb: That's What's Happening

  • 10
    450
    134

    The Shot Heard ‘Round the World

  • 11
    404
    118

    Electricity, Electricity

  • 12
    366
    105

    Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla

  • 13
    393
    118

    My Hero, Zero

  • 14
    368
    108

    Figure Eight

  • 15
    365
    109

    No More Kings

  • 16
    395
    126

    Interplanet Janet

  • 17
    338
    104

    The Great American Melting Pot

  • 18
    290
    84

    Mother Necessity

  • 19
    295
    91

    Ready or Not, Here I Come

  • 20
    294
    99

    The Tale of Mr. Morton

  • 21
    270
    91

    Elbow Room

  • 22
    247
    83

    Telegraph Line

  • 23
    220
    80

    Elementary, My Dear

  • 24
    213
    89

    Sufferin’ Till Suffrage

  • 25
    193
    85

    I Got Six