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Great Big Hits
Greatest hits album by
Released September 22, 1992
Genre Children's music
Length 62:12
Label Elephant Records
A&M Records
Casablanca Kids Inc.
Sharon, Lois & Bram chronology
Great Big Hits
Songs in the Key of Kids

Great Big Hits is the 11th album by popular children's entertainers Sharon, Lois & Bram, originally released in 1992. The album features 31 favorite Sharon, Lois & Bram songs, most released on previous albums, although the trio did re-recorded several songs especially for this album to give them more of a "Sharon, Lois & Bram sound".


The original release was in 1992 under Elephant Records in Canada, and under A&M Records in the United States. Then in 2004, Great Big Hits was re-released under Casablanca Kids Inc. The album is also available in a 2-Disc BoxSet released by Casablanca Kids in 2004.

1992 (Elephant Records/A&M Records)Cassette/CD
2004/2005/2008 (Casablanca Kids Inc.) CD

Touring and promotions

To promote the album, Sharon, Lois & Bram launched their "Great Big Tour" across Canada and the United States, presented by Nickelodeon US and Eaton's Canada. Pictures from the tour can be seen in the Sharon, Lois & Bram Photo Album that was published to sell at Great Big Hits concerts. The Great Big Tour sold over 200,000 seats across North America.

They also released a mini-compilation album to promote Great Big Hits. It was titled Kidbits and featured a selection of songs from their earlier albums as well as a special Skinnamarink Introduction where the trio personally welcomes you to the album and gives a brief description of their career and what to expect in terms of the Great Big Hits album. It is available only on cassette.

Great Big Hits proved that Sharon, Lois & Bram were rising stars and were an upward trend in popularity at the time because the album only took 2 months to "go gold", whereas their previous album, Sing A to Z, released in 1990, took 2 years to "go gold".

In addition, a Songbook titled "Great Big Hits" was published by Warner-Chappell Music in 1993. It contains piano music, guitar chords, and lyrics to all of the songs found on the album, as well as a special 4-Hand Skinnamarink Duet for the piano.

Nominations and awards

  • Our Choice Award, Canadian Children's Book Centre (1992)
  • iParenting Media Awards, Hottest Product for 2004 (2004)
  • Parents Choice, Recommended (2004)
  • Gold

Track listing

  1. "One Elephant"#"She'll Be Coming Round the Mountain"#"Peanut Butter & Jelly"#"Jenny Jenkins"#"Chugga-Chugga"#"Savez-Vous Planter Les Choux?"
  2. "If I Could Have A Windmill"
  3. "A You're Adorable"#"Pop! Goes the Weasel"
  4. "Grandpa's Farm"
  5. "Susannah's A Funny Old Man"
  6. "Five Brown Buns"
  7. "We're All Together Again / If I Knew You Were Coming I'd've Baked A Cake"
  8. "Newfoundland Jig Medley"
  9. "Little Rabbit Foo-Foo"
  10. "Five Little Monkeys"
  11. "Tingalayo"#"Hey Dum Diddeley Dum"#"How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?"
  12. "Rags"#"Fish & Chips & Vinegar"
  13. "The Smile on the Crocodile"
  14. "Ballin' the Jack"
  15. "Candy Man, Salty Dog"
  16. "Pufferbellies"
  17. "The Eensy Weensy Spider"
  18. "Mommy, What If..."
  19. "Shoe A Little Horse"
  20. "Caballito Blanco"
  21. "Little Sir Echo"
  22. "Precious Friends / Skinnamarink"
  • Tracks 1, 2, 17 from One Elephant, Deux Elephants
  • [*] Re-recordings


The child saying "G. That makes me think of Grandma and Grandpa." is cut out.

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