U Really Got a Hold On Me Cover
U Really Got a Hold On Me Back Cover
Disney Sing Along: U Really Got a Hold On Me is a video from the Sing Along Songs series. In this video, Grover presents a compilation of the best song spoofs on Sesame Street, with the help of Oscar the Grouch and Prairie Dawn. Released in 1997


  • U Really Got a Hold On Me (Sesame Street)
  • Baa Baa Bamba (Sesame Street)
  • Two Princes (Sesame Street)
  • Addition (Sesame Street)
  • Amadogus (Muppet Babies)
  • That Grouchy Face (Sesame Street)
  • C Drives Me Crazy (Sesame Street)
  • Counting One to Five (Sesame Street)
  • Grouch Girls Don't Want to Have Fun (Sesame Street)
  • Cereal Girl (Sesame Street)
  • Rebel L (Sesame Street)
  • Sing Your Synonyms (Sesame Street)
  • You Gotta Count My Blue Suede Shoes (Sesame Street)
  • Gimme Five! (Sesame Street)
  • Healthy Food (Sesame Street)
  • Rosita (Sesame Street)
  • Little Miss Count Along (Sesame Street)
  • Three Sides Now (Sesame Street)
  • Guys and Dolls (Sesame Street) (Alistair Cookie's scenes were cut out)
  • Count it Higher (Sesame Street) NOTE: This is announced as the 25th Anniversary of the song


Linking Footage

Grover, Prairie Dawn, Luis, Oscar the Grouch, Slimey


The Letter U, Luis, Sheep, Gladys the Cow, Duck, Chip, Zoe, Telly Monster, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Baby Rowlf, Oscar the Grouch, Camel, Cat, Polly Darton, Micki, Grundgetta, Grouches, Cereal Girl, Dog, Billy Idle, Rebel L, Maria, Gordon, Susan, Bob, Count von Count, David, The Fly GIrls, Rosita, Hoots the Owl, Herry Monster, Ruby Monster, Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats, Anyhting Muppets


  • Written by: Christopher Cerf
  • Segment Writers: Judy Freudberg, Tony Geiss, Ian Ellis James, Emily Perl Kingsley, Cathi Rosenberg-Turow, Adam Rudman, Nancy Sans, Luis Santeiro, Belinda Ward
  • Directed by: Emily Squires
  • Segment Director: Jon Stone
  • Producer: Karin Young Shiel
  • Executive Producer: Arlene Sherman
  • With the Talents of: Frank Oz as Grover and Cookie Monster and Caroll Spinney as Oscar the Grouch, with Jerry Nelson, Fran Brill, Emilio Delgado, Martin P. Robinson, Camille Bonora, Richard Hunt, David Rudman, Kevin Clash, Katie Leigh, Paul Jacobs, Pam Arciero, Ivy Austin, Cheryl Hardwick, Yvonne Lewis, Christopher Cerf, Sonia Manzano, Roscoe Orman, Loretta Long, Bob McGrath, Northern Calloway, Carmen Osbahr, Jeff Moss, Peter Linz, Noel MacNeal, Joey Mazzarino, Tish Sommers, Heidi Berg, Ada Dyer, Valerie Wilson, and Jim Henson
  • Special Appearances by: Chris Barron, Aaron Contess, Little Richard, Smokey Robinson, Eric Schenkman, James Taylor, Mark White
  • Songs - "U Really Got a Hold On Me" Music by: Christopher Cerf, Lyrics by: Smokey Robinson
  • "Baa Baa Bamba" Music by: Joe Raposo and Emilio Delgado, Lyrics by: Luis Santeiro
  • "Two Princes" Music by: Christopher Cerf and The Spin Doctors, Lyrics by: Christopher Cerf
  • "Addition" Music by: Howard Marren, Lyrics by: Emily Perl Kingsley
  • "Amadogus" Music and Lyrics by: Alan O'Day and Janis Liebhart
  • "That Grouchy Face" Music and Lyrics by: James Taylor
  • "C Drives Me Crazy" Music by: Christopher Cerf, Lyrics by: Belinda Ward
  • "Counting One to Five" Music by: Stephen Lawrence, Lyrics by: Emily Perl Kingsley
  • "Grouch Girls Don't Wanna Have Fun" Music by: Cheryl Hardwick, Lyrics by: Nancy Sans
  • "Cereal Girl" Music by: Cheryl Hardwick, Lyrics by: Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
  • "Rebel L' Music by: Christopher Cerf, Lyrics by: Sarah Durkee
  • "Sing Your Synonyms" Music by: Joe Raposo, Lyrics by: Nancy Sans
  • "You Gotta Count My Blue Suede Shoes" Music by: Christopher Cerf, Lyrics by: Ian Ellis James
  • "Gimme Five!" Music by: Sam Pottle, Lyrics by: David Axlerod and Judy Freudberg
  • "Healthy Food" Music and Lyrics by: Christopher Cerf
  • "Rosita" Music and Lyrics by: Christopher Cerf
  • "Little Miss Count Along" Music by: Robby Merkin, Lyrics by: Adam Rudman
  • "Three Sides Now" Music and Lyrics by: Tony Geiss
  • "Guys and Dolls" Music by: Cheryl Hardwick, Lyrics by: Belinda Ward
  • "Count it Higher" Music and Lyrics by: Christopher Cerf
  • Production Designer: Victor DiNapoli
  • Lighting Designer: Tony DiGirolamo
  • Costume Designers: Bill Kellard, Terry Roberson
  • Jim Henson's Muppet Workshop: Ed Christie with Rollie Krewson, Laurent Linn, Kip Rathke, Stephen Rotondaro, Carlo Yannuzzi, Mark Zeszotek
  • Graphic Designer: Mike Pantuso
  • Editor: Robert J. Emerick
  • Associate Director: Ken Diego
  • Technical Director: Ralph Mensch
  • Sound Effects: Dick Maitland
  • Audio: Blake Norton
  • Video: Tim Cereste
  • Camera: Frank Biondo, Dave Driscoll, Mark Whitman
  • Special Thanks to: Sharon Lerner, Marjorie Kalins, Al Hyslop, Jocelyn Stevenson, Dulcy Singer, Tim Carter, Cher Jung, Frieda Lipp

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