It was inducted in the National Recording Registry during the 2014 edition, announced in 2015, for being "culturally, historically and aesthetically important".
- "Sesame Street Theme" - The Kids
- "ABC-DEF-GHI" - Big Bird
- "The People in Your Neighborhood" - Bob and the Anything People
- "Rubber Duckie" - Ernie
- "Elmo's Song" - Elmo, Big Bird and Snuffleupagus
- "Doin' the Pigeon" - Bert
- " 'C' is for Cookie" - Cookie Monster
- "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon" - Ernie
- "The Monster in the Mirror" - Grover
- "Sing" - The Kids
- "Happy Tappin' with Elmo" - Elmo
- "Fuzzy and Blue (and Orange)" - Grover, Herry Monster, Cookie Monster and Frazzle.
- "Bein' Green" - Kermit the Frog
- "Lambaba" - The Count with the Singing, Dancing Lambs
- "What Do I Do When I'm Alone?" - Grover
- "One Fine Face" - Ernie and Elmo
- "I Love Trash" - Oscar the Grouch
- "Little Things" - Prairie Dawn
- "Put Down the Duckie" - Ernie & Hoots the Owl
- "We Are All Earthlings" - The Boy & the Anything Muppet Animals
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- Alliterative Title: "Monster In The Mirror".
- Antidisestablishmentarianism: The song "ABC-DEF-GHI" has Bird Bird confusing the alphabet for one really long word, "Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz"note .
- Baths Are Fun: "Rubber Duckie", which features Ernie in his bath with his duckie.
- Comically Missing the Point:
"...Do nothing that you would not like to see him do, 'cause that monster in the mirror? He just might be you!"
- "ABC-DEF-GHI": Big Bird sings the words of the alphabet as one long word without realizing the meaning of it.
- "The Monster In The Mirror" by Grover, where he doesn't seem to grasp that the monster is just his reflection.
- Companion Cube: Ernie's rubber duckie gets its own ode.
- Cool Shades: Elmo and Big Bird on the cover.
- Cradle of Loneliness: "What Do I Do When I'm Alone?", sung by Grover.
- Crowd Song: "We Are All Earthlings", about all various kinds of creatures living on Earth, is sung by different animals.
- Dance Sensation: "Happy Tappin' With Elmo" is a song where Elmo invites the listener to join him in a peppy tap-dancing session. "Doin' the Pigeon" has Bert dancing the "pigeon" whenever he feels down.
- Educational Song: Speaks for itself, since this album is by Sesame Street.
- "Bein' Green", "Fuzzy and Blue (and Orange)" and "We Are All Earthlings" are both about accepting yourself and that everybody is different, but we are all people on the same Earth.
- " 'C' Is For Cookie" is about the fact that the letter "c" is used for the word cookie.
- "One Fine Face", sung by Ernie and Elmo, about the different parts of the face.
- "Put Down The Duckie" is about focusing on what you want to do and not being distracted by other things.
- Everything Is an Instrument: "Rubber Duckie" features Ernie making sounds with his rubber duck in the bathtub.
- Face on the Cover: Big Bird, Elmo and Cookie Monster are featured on the cover.
- Greatest Hits Album: All songs appeared on earlier Sesame Street albums.
- Home Sweet Home: "I Don't Want To Live On The Moon", sung by Ernie, where he sings that despite wanting to go to different places, even the moon, he doesn't want to stay there forever.
- Jazz: "Put The Down The Duckie" is a catchy saxophone song.
- List Song:
- "The People In Your Neigborhood" lists all the people you meet in your neighborhood, including the postman.
- "Lambaba" lists all the things that the Count sees passing by his bed, most of them sheep.
- Location Song: "(Can you tell me how to get to) Sesame Street?" - The theme song of Sesame Street, which essentially has children asking people how they can find this street?
- Mundane Made Awesome: Naturally, since this album is aimed at children and thus is more about everyday recognizable things. The best example is "Rubber Duckie", sung by Ernie.
I believe in little things
- "Little Things" by Prairie Dawn is about her appreciation of little things.
That you can hardly see
Like honeycomb and spider webs
And starfish in the sea...
- Obsession Song:
- Cookie Monster's " 'C' Is For Cookie" is about his love for cookies. He even sings that he doesn't want to sing about other things that start with that letter, because " 'C' Is For Cookie and that's good enough for me."
- Oscar's "I Love Trash" , which is Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
- "Lambaba", naturally because it is sung by the Count who suffers from counting everything he sees.
- One-Man Song: "Elmo's Song".
- One-Word Title: "Sing".
- Pep-Talk Song:
Sing, sing a song, sing out loud, sing out strongSing of good things, not badSing of happy, not sadSing, sing a song, make it simple to last your whole life longDon't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hearSing, sing a song
- Bert sings that he sings and dances "Doin' The Pigeon" whenever he feels sad.
- Pun-Based Title: "Lambaba", which is named after a popular song, but is also about lambs.
- Questioning Title?: "What Do I Do When I'm Alone?"
- Scatting: "The Monster In The Mirror"Wubba wubba wubba is a monster song!
- Shout-Out: "Lambaba" is, of course, a reference to the Lambada, which was popular in 1989. Yet it is a completely different song, providing other references to Mary with a Little Lamb and Little Bo Beep, from the English nursery rhymes.
- Singer Name Drop: "Elmo's Song" and "Happy Tappin' With Elmo", effectively sung by Elmo.
- The Something Song: "Elmo's Song"
- Spelling Song: " 'C' Is For Cookie", though Cookie Monster doesn't care about using the letter "c" for other things.
- There's No Place Like Home: "I Don't Want To Live On The Moon" expresses Ernie's sentiment that he likes home better than any other place in the world.
- This Is a Song: Elmo introduces "Elmo's Song" this way:This is the song, la la la la, Elmo's song.
- Title Track: "Sesame Street Theme"Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?