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Little Richard Sang the Theme Song for Magic School Bus

As Ms. Frizzle once said, The whole world is a field trip, and all the kids in our class are merely guinea pigs. But do you know who sang the theme song for Magic School Bus?

Little Richard sang the Magic School Bus theme song.

Magical Song for A Magical Show

One of the most memorable theme songs of the 1990s was from The Magic School Bus. If you grew up watching the show, you probably had that song stuck in your head. You may not have realized that Little Richard sang those memorable and catchy lyrics.

Little Richard had a long and successful career spanning six decades. Little Richard laid the groundwork for rock & roll with hits like Tutti Frutti and Long Tall Sally, which makes his vocal contributions to the Magic School Bus theme song odd but fitting.

It’s never a normal field trip when Ms. Frizzle and The Magic School Bus are involved. This 1986 television series taught viewers about everything from soundwaves to intestines. This animated series based on science always had a fun element to it. It’s only fitting that the theme song was performed by award-winning artist Little Richard.

The legend sings On The Magic School Bus, which plays before each episode. The theme song was written by Peter Lurye, who also composed music for popular children’s shows such as The Emperor’s New Groove 2 and Dora the Explorer. (Source: Cheat Sheet)

Little Richard Credits the Show

This would not be the artist’s first appearance with family-oriented television shows. Some people remember his appearance on Sesame Street, where he sang Rubber Ducky.

During Season 7 of Full House, the actor played in the episode Little Richard Too Late, in which Uncle Jesse purchased tickets for the entire family to see Little Richard, but the twins ended up cutting them up for an art project.

Surprisingly, Little Richard was Michelle’s friend, Denise’s uncle. Little Richard, along with Uncle Jesse, helps save the art program at the girls’ school by singing “Keep A-Knockin'” in the episode. (Source: Cheat Sheet)

How Did The Fans Like It?

Little Richard, a rock and roll pioneer, died at the age of 87 after a long battle with bone cancer. As a result, some fans took to social media to express their admiration and love for the performer behind so many family-friendly television shows and movies.

Little Richard was a major part of my childhood. From ‘The Magic School Bus’ Theme, to The ‘Casper The Friendly Ghost’ theme that played at the end of the 1995 film, but I’ll always remember The ‘Rubber Duckie’ song he performed on Sesame Street.

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Little Richard’s music, including Tutti Frutti, is available on streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music. Netflix has episodes of The Magic School Bus and episodes of the spinoff series The Magic School Bus Rides Again, available for streaming. (Source: Cheat Sheet

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