We've come a long way from DJ Food.
In 2003, Sesame Workshop released a CD boxset, Songs From The Street: 35 Years Of Music, that included DJ Food's remix of the classic Pinball Number Count, which was performed by the Pointer Sisters and composed by Walt Kraemer.
Now there are too many covers and remixes of Pinball Number Count to count, but Funky Frolic's Mr. Craig has kindly put together a playlist of seven of the best.
Braces Tower weaves the song into his frenetic beats, while The Neil Cowley Trio and The Postmarks both draw it out long and slow. Inglewood Jack builds an extended electric guitar jam on top of Kraemer's melody, while Venetian Snares glitch samples it to pieces. Am I wrong to still like DJ Food's version the best? Is there a difference between OG and just plain old?
Sesame Street Pinball Number Count - Various Artists [funkyfrolic via dt's man on the 'street and senior funk correspondent, rolf]
Walt Kraemer / Pinball Number Count [djfood.org]
Previously: Wanted: 4-Handed Swami to count Pinball Number Count covers