Written by Jeff Moss
Date 1982
Publisher Festival Attractions, Inc.
Backfin Music Company
First Episode 1955

"Bells" is a Sesame Street song about all the different kinds of bells which ring during the day, including alarm clocks, telephones, school bells and doorbells. It is sung by Anything Muppets wearing sunglasses, with the lead singer performed by Jim Henson.

An abridged version of the song was also performed on the "Bell Channel" in Elmo's World: Bells.


  • The song's writer Jeff Moss also supplies backing vocals. He can be heard scatting the refrain "a-ding a-ding ding dong a-ding a-ding a-ding dong", as both the boy's brother and one of his classmates. Fran Brill performs the mother, and Ivy Austin voices the grandmother.
  • One of the AM children seen in the classroom is Betty Lou.


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