The Muppets (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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Soundtrack album by
Various artists
ReleasedNovember 22, 2011
Recorded2011
StudioOcean Way Studios
Genre
Length40:05
LabelWalt Disney
Producer
  • Kaylin Frank
  • Mitchell Leib
The Muppets chronology
Muppets: The Green Album
(2011)
The Muppets (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
(2011)
Muppets Most Wanted: Original Soundtrack
(2014)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com[1]
AllMusic[2]

The Muppets: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack is a soundtrack album released by Walt Disney Records on November 22, 2011 for the musical comedy film The Muppets. The soundtrack features five original songs, four re-recordings and remasterings of popular Muppet songs ("The Muppet Show Theme", "Rainbow Connection", and "Mah Nà Mah Nà"), two cover versions of existing songs (Cee Lo Green's "Forget You" and Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit"), two standalone songs (Paul Simon's "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" and Starship's "We Built This City"), and fifteen dialogue tracks.[3] It also features the song "Man or Muppet", which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. The soundtrack was also nominated for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media at the 55th Grammy Awards.

Songs not included in the album, but featured in the film include Gary Numan's "Cars", AC/DC's "Back in Black", George Thorogood's "Bad to the Bone", Jeff Moss' "Together Again" (from The Muppets Take Manhattan) and Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes' "(I've Had) The Time of My Life".

A Spanish version of the soundtrack was released as Los Muppets: Banda Sonora Original de Walt Disney Records on December 6, 2011.[4] The Spanish version received a nomination for Best Latin Children's Album at the 13th Latin Grammy Awards.[5]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Artist(s)Length
1."The Muppet Show Theme" (featuring Joanna Newsom)The Muppets0:51
2."Muppet Studios, I Can't Believe It" (Dialogue) Walter0:04
3."Life's a Happy Song" (featuring Feist and Mickey Rooney)Bret McKenzieJason Segel, Amy Adams and Walter4:29
4."I Haven't Seen the Old Gang" (Dialogue) Kermit the Frog and Jason Segel0:20
5."Pictures in My Head" (produced by Bret McKenzie)
  • Jeannie Lurie
  • Aris Archontis
  • Chen Neeman
Kermit the Frog and the Muppets2:36
6."We Drive" (Dialogue) Kermit the Frog and Walter0:11
7."Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard"Paul SimonSimon2:42
8."That Spells Reno" (Dialogue) '80s Robot and Amy Adams0:18
9."Rainbow Connection (Moopets Version)"Fozzie Bear and the Moopets1:02
10."Welcome Back" (Dialogue) Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Walter, and Dr. Teeth0:20
11."We Built This City"
Starship4:54
12."Party of One" (Dialogue) Sarah Silverman and Amy Adams0:09
13."Me Party"
  • McKenzie
  • Paul Roemen
Amy Adams and Miss Piggy1:53
14."We Humbly Ask" (Dialogue) Kermit the Frog and Chris Cooper0:09
15."Let's Talk About Me" (featuring Nathan Pacheco)Chris Cooper2:33
16."The Answer is No" (Dialogue) Chris Cooper and Kermit the Frog0:06
17."Are You a Man or a Muppet?" (Dialogue) Amy Adams0:08
18."Man or Muppet"McKenzieJason Segel and Walter with Muppet Gary and Jim Parsons2:58
19."Down at the Ole Barbershop" (Dialogue) Kermit the Frog0:07
20."Smells Like Teen Spirit"The Muppets Barbershop Quartet (Beaker, Link Hogthrob, Rowlf the Dog, Sam Eagle)2:23
21."Princesses of Poultry" (Dialogue) Kermit the Frog0:06
22."Forget You"Camilla and the Chickens2:29
23."It's Time for Our Song" (Dialogue) Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy0:04
24."Rainbow Connection"
  • Williams
  • Ascher
Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and the Muppets3:09
25."Get Out There and Help Those Guys" (Dialogue) Jason Segel0:06
26."The Whistling Caruso"Andrew BirdWalter1:15
27."How Charming, a Finale" (Dialogue) Uncle Deadly0:06
28."Life's a Happy Song (Finale)"McKenzieThe Muppets, Jason Segel, Amy Adams, and Chris Cooper2:23
29."Mary, Marry Me" (Dialogue) Jason Segel and Amy Adams0:09
30."Mahna Mahna"Mahna Mahna and the Snowths2:05
Total length:40:05
United States and Australian bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Artist(s)Length
31."Rainbow Connection[6]"
  • Paul Williams
  • Kenneth Ascher
Kermit the Frog (Steve Whitmire)3:06
Total length:43:11
United Kingdom iTunes bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Artist(s)Length
31."Dance with Me Tonight" (from The X Factor)Olly Murs and The Muppets3:27
Total length:43:32

Charts

The Muppets: Original Score

The Muppets (Original Score)
Film score by
ReleasedApril 15, 2014
Recorded2011
StudioSony Scoring Stage, Culver City, California
Label
ProducerMitchell Leib

An album containing Christophe Beck's scores for The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted was released by Intrada Records on April 28, 2014. The track listing below represents the album's section for The Muppets (tracks 25-47).

All tracks are written by Christophe Beck.

No.TitleLength
1."To Hollywood"2:53
2."Maniacal Laugh"1:07
3."The Search for the Frog"1:22
4."Moral Support"0:56
5."Getting Gonzo"0:43
6."Rebuffed"1:22
7."Traveling by Map"0:53
8."Man of Muppets"0:46
9."Muppet Man"0:48
10."The Muppet Party"1:02
11."Got the Show"0:27
12."Theatre in Ruins"1:04
13."Piggy vs. Poogy"0:48
14."Under the Stars"1:55
15."Breakneck Driving"0:41
16."Jack Black Attack"1:33
17."The Telethon Takeoff"0:45
18."Tex Reciprocates"2:19
19."The First Call"0:49
20."Scooter Takeover"1:10
21."Photo Reunion"1:28
22."The Last Act"2:15
23."We Fail Together"3:42

Personnel

Muppet performers

References

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