A Special Something
Jay Jay "It's the one thing that I need" SoSp

"It's the one thing that I need."

Episode "Something Special"
Genre Folk
Sung by Jay Jay
Lyrics by Don MacMannis, Ph.D.
Arranged and Produced by Craig Dobbin
Brian Mann
Length 1:21

"A Special Something" is a song from "Something Special". Jay Jay sings this to Tracy as he pickets about everyone having something that's unique to them, and wishes he has a "special something" as well.

This song serves as the tenth track on the "Sing Along Songs" cassette, under the title "A Something Special". A sing-along version of this song was featured on the DVD "Liking Yourself, Inside & Out".


Jay Jay: Hey, Tracy!
Tracy: Yeah?

Jay Jay: You're just the best,
At bein' friends.
Tracy: Hey, thanks.
Jay Jay: Big Jake's got STRENGTH...!
That never ends.
I need a special something,
Tracy: No.
Jay Jay: It's the one thing that I need.

Tracy: You're perfect the way you are.
Jay Jay: I am not!

Just look at Herky,
Who can stop on a dime.
Tracy: Yeah, but --
Jay Jay: And sweet Savannah makes her sonic booms.
And then there's Snuffy,
Puffin' pretty pictures all the time.
Tracy: Well...
Jay Jay: And Old Oscar's zigging-zagging as he zooms...
Tracy: Just be yourself.

Jay Jay: There's Revvin' Evan,
Whose siren blares.
Tracy: That's true.
Jay Jay: And Brenda Blue,
Does thousands of repairs.
Tracy: Okay, but --
Jay Jay: I need a special something,
Tracy: Jay Jay...
Jay Jay: Satisfaction guaranteed.
I need a special something,
Tracy: You've got it already.
Jay Jay: It's the one thing that I need!


  • Tuffy is the only friend Jay Jay doesn't mention because she appeared later in the series.
  • "Stop on a dime" means to come to a complete stop at a very short distance.


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