It goes over how electricity works, and how it was discovered. The music and lyrics are both by Bob Dorough. It is performed by Zachary Sanders on lead (with women singing in the background), and first aired in 1979.
This song teaches about the use of electricity and the concepts (such as voltage, static electricity, watts and current) behind it.
"Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks" VersionEdit
On the album "Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks", the song was performed by Goodness on track 5 in 1996. The music video for it is the only video to have any live-action clips, particularly of the group. When clips from the episode are not shown, the band is shown performing in a room with high voltage. It is shown at the end of the Multiplication Rock tape.
GOOF: In shots where bassist Fiia McGann is not upclose, she is wearing a fluroescent pink jacket, but upclose, she isn't.
Although Fiia is a bassist, she is not shown on any kind of bass instrument, or any instrument at all.
Additionally, Pearl Jam's guitarist Mike McCready took part in the song, but he doesn't appear in the video.