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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I'm Just a Bill 1976

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Lolly, Lolly, Lolly Get Your Adverbs Here 1974

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Interjections! 1974

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Three is a Magic Number 1973

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The Preamble 1975

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A Noun is a Person, Place, or Thing 1973

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52 18
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The Shot Heard ‘Round the World 1975

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48 18
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Verb: That's What's Happening 1973

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Unpack Your Adjectives 1974

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The Great American Melting Pot 1976

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No More Kings 1975

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Electricity, Electricity 1979

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My Hero, Zero 1973

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Interplanet Janet 1978

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Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla 1976

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35 14
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Ready or Not, Here I Come 1973

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35 15
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Telegraph Line 1979

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35 15
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Mother Necessity 1976

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Figure Eight 1973

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Sufferin’ Till Suffrage 1976

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Elbow Room 1976

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The Tale of Mr. Morton 1993

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Elementary, My Dear 1973

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24 11
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Three Ring Government 1979

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26 15
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Lucky Seven Samson 1973

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I Got Six 1973

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Fireworks 1976

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Naughty Number Nine 1973

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Do the Circulation 1979

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A Victim of Gravity 1978

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The Body Machine 1979

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Them Not-So-Dry Bones 1979

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The Four-Legged Zoo 1973

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The Good Eleven 1973

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19 17
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Little Twelvetoes 1973

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This for That 1996

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The Energy Blues 1979

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Dollars and Sense 1994

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The Greatest Show on Earth (The Weather Show) 1979

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Busy Prepositions 1993

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Tyrannosaurus Debt 1996

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I'm Gonna Send Your Vote to College 2002

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Walkin’ on Wall Street 1996

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Windy and the Windmills 2009

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The Check’s in the Mail 1996

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Hardware 1982

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$7.50 Once a Week 1995

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Where the Money Goes 1995

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Number Cruncher 1984