This article is about the soundtrack of the film. For the film itself, see
The Muppet Movie
is a soundtrack album from the 1979 film, The Muppet Movie: Original Soundtrack Recording , featuring the songs and select score written by The Muppet Movie Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher. [4 ]
Originally released on
LP by Atlantic Records, the album reached No. 32 on the Billboard 200, and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The soundtrack won the Grammy Award for Best Children's Album and was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, the Golden Globe for Best Original Song, and two Academy Awards; Best Adaptation Score for the overall album and Best Original Song for " Rainbow Connection", [1 ] [5 ] which reached No. 25 on the [6 ] . Billboard Hot 100 [7 ]
After its initial release, the soundtrack album had subsequent CD reissues by
Jim Henson Records in 1993 and by Walt Disney Records on August 13, 2013. Disney's reissue marked the first time the soundtrack was available in print in over 20 years. [8 ] [8 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
Paul Williams, Kenny Ascher
Kermit the Frog ( Jim Henson) 3:15
"Movin' Right Along"
Kermit the Frog and
Fozzie Bear ( Jim Henson and Frank Oz) 2:57
Never Before, Never Again" Williams, Ascher
Miss Piggy (Frank Oz) 2:49
"Never Before, Never Again"
I Hope That Somethin' Better Comes Along" Williams, Ascher
Kermit the Frog and
Rowlf the Dog (Jim Henson) 3:58
"Can You Picture That?"
Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem (Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz) 2:33
"I Hope That Somethin' Better Comes Along"
I'm Going to Go Back There Someday" Williams, Ascher
The Great Gonzo ( Dave Goelz) 2:55
Katharine Lee Bates Fozzie Bear (Frank Oz)
"Animal...Come Back Animal"
"Finale: The Magic Store"
The Muppets (Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Kathryn Mullen) 5:17
Charts and certifications [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b Truitt, Warren. "Various Artists - The Muppet Movie: Original Soundtrack Recording". About.com Guide . Retrieved . 1 September 2013
^ Allmusic review Retrieved 31 August 2013.
^ Cater, Daryrl. "Muppets: The Green Album". Artistdirect . Retrieved . 2013-08-31
^ Handy, Bruce (8 June 2012). "Paul Williams, Writer of "Rainbow Connection," on His 1970s Neighbors: "Borrow a Cup of Sugar? Maybe a Cup of Vodka. "" Vanity Fair . Retrieved . 1 September 2013
^ Miller, Julie (10 February 2011). "A Short History of the Muppets At the Grammys". Movieline . Retrieved . 1 September 2013
^ Martens, Todd (27 February 2012). "Oscar winner 'Man or Muppet' goes where no Muppet has gone before". The Los Angeles Times . Retrieved . 1 September 2013
^ "The Muppets' 10 Best Music Moments". Billboard . Retrieved . 31 August 2013
^ a b "Walt Disney Records Celebrates The Upcoming 35th Anniversary Of The Muppet Movie Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". PRNewswire. 1 August 2013 . Retrieved . 4 August 2013
^ "British album certifications – Muppets – THE MUPPET MOVIE ALBUM - OST". British Phonographic Industry . Retrieved . June 11, 2014 Enter THE MUPPET MOVIE ALBUM - OST in the field Keywords . Select Title in the field Search by . Select album in the field By Format . Select Silver in the field By Award . Click Search
^ "American album certifications – Soundtrack – The Muppet Movie". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced , then click Format , then select Album , then click SEARCH
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