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Elvis Costello Sings 'Sesame Street' Duet With Elmo (VIDEO)

First Posted: 10/19/11 11:58 PM ET Updated: 12/19/11 05:12 AM ET

It's been over three decades since Elvis Costello released his debut record "My Aim is True," which Pitchfork calls the 80th best album of all time. But Elvis has revamped the lyrics of one of the album's hit songs for the "Sesame Street" crowd in a duet with Elmo -- and it's awesome.

Looking trim, Costello parodies the lyrics to "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes," a single off Costello's first album, "My Aim is True." In the "Sesame Street" version, Costello expresses his desire to count to ten, but cannot -- because alas, "The Monster Went and Ate [His] Red 2." Elmo joins him as a fellow Angry Young Monster, wearing the signature Costello fedora, spectacles and clothing style.

We hope Costello shows up with The Imposters soon to sing another educational song from his legendary discography.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article stated that Nick Lowe wrote "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes." While Lowe produced the album "My Aim is True," Costello wrote that song.
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Filed by Ross Luippold  |