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Every Schoolhouse Rock! Song, Ranked Best to Worst

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.

  • 1

    I'm Just a Bill

    1,089
    224
  • 2
  • 3

    Interjections!

    829
    188
  • 4

    Lolly, Lolly, Lolly Get Your Adverbs Here

    669
    179
  • 5

    The Preamble

    594
    168
  • 6

    Three is a Magic Number

    615
    176
  • 7

    A Noun is a Person, Place, or Thing

    501
    137
  • 8

    Unpack Your Adjectives

    429
    125
  • 9

    The Shot Heard ‘Round the World

    435
    129
  • 10

    Verb: That's What's Happening

    432
    130
  • 11

    My Hero, Zero

    368
    112
  • 12

    Electricity, Electricity

    384
    120
  • 13

    Interplanet Janet

    385
    123
  • 14

    Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla

    359
    111
  • 15

    The Great American Melting Pot

    328
    101
  • 16

    Figure Eight

    348
    112
  • 17

    No More Kings

    349
    113
  • 18

    Mother Necessity

    275
    88
  • 19

    Ready or Not, Here I Come

    271
    94
  • 20

    The Tale of Mr. Morton

    282
    105
  • 21

    Elbow Room

    256
    95
  • 22

    Telegraph Line

    227
    88
  • 23

    Elementary, My Dear

    207
    79
  • 24

    Sufferin’ Till Suffrage

    205
    95
  • 25

    Lucky Seven Samson

    168
    86