Muppet Beach Party

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Muppet Beach Party
Muppet Beach Party.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 1, 1993
Recorded1993
GenreComedy
Length33:25
LabelJim Henson, BMG Kidz
The Muppets chronology
Ol' Brown Ears is Back
(1993)
Muppet Beach Party
(1993)
Kermit Unpigged
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 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 1970s, 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.TitleWriter(s)Artist(s)Length
1."Surfin' U.S.A."Chuck Berry, Brian WilsonKermit the Frog and Clifford3:10
2."Wooly Bully"Domingo SamudioGonzo the Great, and Rizzo the Rat2:18
3."Under the Boardwalk"Kenny Young, Arthur ResnickClifford with the Surf Rats3:24
4."Sugar Shack"Keith McCormack, Fay VossThe Great Gonzo and Rizzo the Rat2:31
5."Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini"Paul Vance, Lee PockrissKermit2:36
6."Limbo Rock"Jon Sheldon, Billy StrangeThe Muppets2:26
7."Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow"Carl White, Al Frazier, Sonny Harris, Turner Wilson Jr.Clifford, Kermit, and Rockapella as the Giant Clams3:15
8."Kokomo"Mike Love, Scott McKenzie, Terry Melcher, John PhillipsKermit3:36
9."Surfin'"Brian Wilson, Mike LoveThe Surf Rats, featuring Buzz the Wharf Rat2:48
10."Walkin' on Sunshine"Kimberley RewClifford with The Great Gonzo and Rizzo the Rat2:40
11."Fun, Fun, Fun"Brian Wilson, Mike LoveRobin the Frog and the Frog Scouts2:19
12."Wipe Out"The Surfaris 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.