One Feist, Ah Ha Ha Ha Ha, Two Feists...

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Music darling Feist lived out the dream of every musician and filmed a segment with a modified version of her song "1 2 3 4" on Sesame Street.

This is particularly fascinating given Feist's questionable counting skills; original lyrics include "One, two, three, four, five, six, nine, or ten / Money can't buy you back the love that you had then". This issue was ignored by re-writers who only have Feist counting to four and, apparently, loving it ("I love counting / Counting to the number four"). The segment is a nice play on Feist's popular video for "1 2 3 4," including her entrance, although there is a disappointing lack of sequins.

The Real Question: Will this overtake Sesame Street's disco hit counting song in popularity? A quick poll amongst people at my desk (i.e. me) indicates no because counting to four lacks the sheer emotional impact of counting to 12.

(Manitoba Music Trivia: Acoustically Inclined did a fantastic cover of the counting song live on the Winnipeg Folk Festival mainstage -- and probably elsewhere -- back in the '90s.)

P.S. - My mom has that exact same peasant shirt. Yay Poland!

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