Muppet Beach Party

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Muppet Beach Party
Studio album by The Muppets
Released May 25, 1993
Recorded 1992-1993
Genre Comedy
Length 33:25
Label Jim Henson, BMG Kidz
The Muppets chronology
Ol' Brown Ears is Back
(1993)
Muppet Beach Party
(1993)
Kermit Unpigged
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Muppet Beach Party is a music and comedy record released by The Jim Henson Company through BMG Kidz in 1993. The album consisted of the Muppets having an all-day beach party and performing popular songs, mostly from the 1960s. Similar to The Muppet Show albums from the late 70s, the album divides song tracks with Muppet dialogue. It was released in CD and cassette form, with the latter including a poster with lyrics on the opposite side.

The album was the first full-length Muppet album to feature Steve Whitmire as Kermit the Frog's new voice after the death of Jim Henson.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Artist(s) Length
1. "Surfin' U.S.A."   Chuck Berry, Brian Wilson Kermit the Frog and Clifford 3:10
2. "Wooly Bully"   Domingo Samudio Gonzo the Great, Rizzo the Rat, and Fozzie Bear 2:18
3. "Under the Boardwalk"   Kenny Young, Arthur Resnick Clifford with the Surf Rats 3:24
4. "Sugar Shack"   Keith McCormack, Fay Voss The Great Gonzo and Rizzo the Rat 2:31
5. "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini"   Paul Vance, Lee Pockriss Kermit and Miss Piggy 2:36
6. "Limbo Rock"   Jon Sheldon, Billy Strange Fozzie Bear and The Muppets 2:26
7. "Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow"   Carl White, Al Frazier, Sonny Harris, Turner Wilson Jr. Clifford, Kermit, and Rockapella as the Giant Clams 3:15
8. "Kokomo"   Mike Love, Scott McKenzie, Terry Melcher, John Phillips Kermit with Miss Piggy 3:36
9. "Surfin'"   Brian Wilson, Mike Love The Surf Rats, featuring Buzz the Wharf Rat 2:48
10. "Walkin' on Sunshine"   Kimberley Rew Clifford with The Great Gonzo and Rizzo the Rat 2:40
11. "Fun, Fun, Fun"   Brian Wilson, Mike Love Robin the Frog and the Frog Scouts 2:19
12. "Wipe Out"   The Surfaris Animal 2:22

Personnel[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

  • 1980: "Surfin' U.S.A." was performed by Kermit and his frog henchmen in episode 518 of The Muppet Show.
  • 1993: The Muppets' rendition of "Kokomo" was made into a music video. The video was included on Muppet Sing Alongs: It's Not Easy Being Green (1994) and aired on Nickelodeon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fawthorp, Peter. Muppet Beach Party at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-02-13.