Elvis Costello and Elmo

Elvis Costello’s 1977 single “(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes” is one of the great bitter break up songs in the pop music canon. I doubt that when Costello wrote it, he thought that he’d one day sing it on a children’s tv program. Well, flashforward 34 years later and here’s the former Declan MacManus performing a rewrite of “Red Shoes” on Sesame Street. Costello visited the Street a couple of weeks ago and dueted with Elmo on “A Monster Went And Ate My Red 2.” This new version of Costello’s classic hit tells the story of how he was so excited to count to ten until Cookie Monster came along and ate the red number 2. Elmo appears to help his friend “Mr. Elvis” with his problems, while wearing an adorable Muppet-sized version of Costello’s classic hat and glasses.

You know, between this; co-starring in Stephen Colbert’s Christmas special, his music themed talk show Spectacle and almost 35 years worth of amazing music, Elvis Costello continues to be one of the coolest guys on the planet.

About Michael Darling
Collector of the interesting and absurd.

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