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The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made  

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List Rules Vote up the best musical kids shows that have aired on television.

Chances are if you grew up sometime in the latter half of the 20th century, your childhood was filled with musical television programs that you sang along to and might even remember the lyrics for as an adult. Sing-along and musical kids shows are nothing new, which is why everyone has their absolute favorites. Whether you fondly remember a show you grew up with or came to love one that your children enjoyed, chances are, you have an absolute favorite!

The best musical shows for kids are easily some of the best television ever made for children, often combining learning with music like Sesame Street. Musical shows for teens balance covers of old favorites with sitcom drama and allow young people to keep on singing without feeling like they're watching kid stuff. Little do they know, musical kids shows keep being fun even when you grow up. There are hundreds of amazing programs in this genre to choose from. To narrow it down, this list has highlighted the very best of them all, but not every show is created equally. Whether you prefer to sing along with the characters on the screen, enjoy the programming for its educational benefit, or simply love the tunes, these series are the best musical kids shows of all time.

This list is only focusing on non-animated, live-action series for children and young teens, so please vote up your favorite, and don't forget to add any we missed!

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Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney
Sesame Street is a long-running American children's television series created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett. The program is known for its educational content, and images communicated ...more
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Blue's Clues is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Steve Burns, Traci Paige Johnson, Seth O'Hickory
Blue's Clues is an American children's television series that premiered on Nickelodeon. Producers Angela Santomero, Todd Kessler and Traci Paige Johnson combined concepts from child development ...more
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The Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt
The Muppet Show is a family-oriented comedy-variety television series that was produced by puppeteer Jim Henson and features The Muppets. After two pilot episodes produced in 1974 and 1975 ...more
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Fraggle Rock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz
Fraggle Rock is a British/American/Canadian children's live action puppet television series created by Jim Henson, about a society of Muppet creatures called Fraggles. Fraggle Rock was ...more
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True Tunes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Michela Luci, Jamie Watson, Eric Peterson
True Tunes (Netflix, 2019) is a musical animated family television series and a spin-off of True And The Rainbow Kingdom. True and her friends are dropping sweet, silly beats with freshly modern ...more
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Between the Lions is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Ruth Westheimer, Fred Newman, Kathryn Mullen
Between the Lions was a PBS Kids puppet television series designed to promote reading. The show was a co-production between WGBH in Boston and Sirius Thinking, Ltd., in New York City, in ...more
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So Random! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Tiffany Thornton, Sterling Knight, Allisyn Ashley Arm
So Random! is an American Disney Channel musical sketch comedy series that premiered on June 5, 2011. It was announced as an independent series after Demi Lovato left the parent series, Sonny ...more
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Jack's Big Music Show is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
David Rudman, Alice Dinnean, John Kennedy
Jack's Big Music Show is an American musical children's television program that aired on the Noggin television network. The show premiered on the network on September 12, 2005. Jack's Big Music ...more
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Majors & Minors is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Majors & Minors Debra Byrd
Majors & Minors is an American reality television singing competition, that premiered on Hub Network on September 23, 2011. Auditions are held for 8-16 year olds, and whoever wins will get a ...more
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Whoopi's Littleburg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Whoopi's Littleburg Whoopi Goldberg, Dr. John, Sean Curley

Whoopi's Littleburg is an American musical children's television series originally airing on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. It was created by Johnny Belt and Robert Scull, the latter of whom co-directed the show along with Tim Hill. The show uses a blend of puppetry and live-action characters.

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Sing Me a Story with Belle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Jim Cummings, Christine Cavanaugh
Disney's Sing Me A Story with Belle is an American live-action series created by Patrick Davidson and Melissa Gould. The series features Belle from Beauty and the Beast, who now owns and manages ...more
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Colby's Clubhouse is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Colby's Clubhouse Peter Jacobs
Colby's Clubhouse is a children's television show that teaches principles from the Bible through songs and everyday situations. It was written and produced by Peter and Hanneke Jacobs and was ...more
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Make It Pop is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Make It Pop John-Alan Slachta, Megan Lee, Louriza Tronco
Make It Pop (Nickelodeon, 2015) is a Canadian musical comedy television series created by Thomas W. Lynch and Nick Cannon. The show follows Sun Hi (Megan Lee), Jodi (Louriza Tronco), and Corki ...more
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The Doodlebops is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Chad McNamara, John Catucci, Jonathan Wexler
The Doodlebops is a Canadian television series. "Rock & Bop with The Doodlebops", was released in 2004 and continues to top the children's charts in North America. Its 2004-2007 TV ...more
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Dumbo's Circus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Phil Baron, Bart Carroll, Caleb Chung
Dumbo's Circus was a live action/puppet television series that aired on The Disney Channel beginning on May 6, 1985, and featured the character of Dumbo from the original film. The series was in ...more
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Glee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison
Glee is an American musical comedy-drama television series that aired on the Fox network in the United States from May 19, 2009, to March 20, 2015. It focuses on the fictitious William McKinley ...more
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Yo Gabba Gabba! is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Biz Markie, Rob Paulsen, Cam Clarke
Yo Gabba Gabba! is an American puppet children's television show starring five costumed toys-come-to-life and their friend DJ Lance Rock. The Gabba gang explores a single topic in each episode, ...more
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The Mickey Mouse Club is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Jimmie Dodd, Tommy Cole, Eileen Diamond
The Mickey Mouse Club is an American variety television show that aired intermittently from 1955 to 1996. Created by Walt Disney and produced by Walt Disney Productions, the program was first ...more
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Eureeka's Castle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Pam Arciero, Cheryl Blaylock, Johnny Grasso
Eureeka's Castle is an American children's television series created by Judy Katschke and R.L. Stine.
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Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Dee Bradley Baker, Eric Bauza, Matt Danner
Muppet Babies (Disney Channel, 2018) is an American computer-animated television series featuring toddler versions of the Muppets characters and a reboot of the original 1984–1991 animated ...more
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California Dreams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Kelly Packard, Michael Cade, Jay Anthony Franke
California Dreams is an American teen-oriented sitcom that aired from 1992 to 1996 on Saturday mornings during NBC's Teen NBC programming block. It was created by writers Brett Dewey and Ronald ...more
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The Electric Company is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Morgan Freeman, Joan Rivers, Bill Cosby
The Electric Company is an educational American children's television series that was directed by Bob Schwartz, Henry Behar and John Tracy, written by Christopher Cerf, Jeremy Steven and John ...more
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Welcome to Pooh Corner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Hal Smith, Will Ryan, Laurie Main
Welcome to Pooh Corner is a live-action/puppet television series that aired on The Disney Channel, featuring the characters from the Winnie the Pooh universe portrayed by actors in human-sized ...more
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The New Mickey Mouse Club is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
The New Mickey Mouse Club Lisa Whelchel, Julie Piekarski, Allison Fonte
The New Mickey Mouse Club (Disney, 1977) was a revamped version of the original The Mickey Mouse Club show. Disney revived the concept, but modernized the show cosmetically, with a disco ...more
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The Monkees is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Musical Kids TV Shows Ever Made
Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith
The Monkees are an American pop/rock band that released music in their original incarnation between 1966 and 1970, with subsequent reunion albums and tours in the decades that followed. Formed ...more