Flight of the Concords’ Bret McKenzie has teamed up with Joanna Newsom, Andrew Bird and Feist for the soundtrack to the new Muppets film The Muppets.
The soundtrack will be released by Walt Disney Records on November 21, two days before its US release. McKenzie is music supervisor on the project and has penned four songs, including ‘Life’s a Happy Song’ which includes vocals from Newsom and improbably Mickey Rooney.
Newsom also appears on a new version of the classic Muppet Show theme. Paul Simon also features, on the track “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard”.
To celebrate the return of the much loved Muppets we’ve decided to give our run down of our top five ever Muppet musical moments.
5. Beaker – Ode to Joy
4. The Muppets – Mahna Mahna
3. Feist and the Sesame Street Muppets – 1 2 3 4
2. Debbie Harry and Kermit – The Rainbow Connection
1. The Muppets – Bohemian Rhapsody
Compiled by Joe Lepper
Rainbow Connection always chokes me up. If you like Muppet songs, most of the best were written by Paul Williams, check out the Brian De Palma film Phantom of the Paradise for outre Faust/ Phantom of the Opera schtick and Paul Williams tunes.
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