The Muppets (soundtrack)

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The Muppets (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
The Muppets - Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack.jpg
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released November 22, 2011
Recorded 2011
Studio Ocean Way Studios
Genre Musical theatre, popular music, rock
Length 40:05
Label Walt Disney
Producer Kaylin Frank, Mitchell Leib
The Muppets chronology
Muppets: The Green Album
(2011)Muppets: The Green Album2011
The Muppets: Original Soundtrack
(2011)
Muppets Most Wanted: Original Soundtrack
(2014)Muppets Most Wanted: Original Soundtrack2014
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com3.5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic4/5 stars[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[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Artist(s)Length
1."The Muppet Show Theme" (featuring Joanna Newsom)Sam Pottle, Jim HensonThe Muppets0:51
2."Muppet Studios, I Can't Believe It"DialogueWalter0:04
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"DialogueKermit the Frog and Jason Segel0:20
5."Pictures in My Head" (produced by Bret McKenzie)Jeannie Lurie, Aris Archontis, Chen NeemanKermit the Frog and the Muppets2:36
6."We Drive"DialogueKermit 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)"Paul Williams, Kenneth AscherFozzie Bear and the Moopets1:02
10."Welcome Back"DialogueKermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Walter, and Dr. Teeth0:20
11."We Built This City"Bernie Taupin, Martin Page, Dennis Lambert, Peter WolfStarship4:54
12."Party of One"DialogueSarah Silverman and Amy Adams0:09
13."Me Party"McKenzie, Paul RoemenAmy Adams and Miss Piggy1:53
14."We Humbly Ask"DialogueKermit the Frog and Chris Cooper0:09
15."Let's Talk About Me" (featuring Nathan Pacheco)Ali Dee Theodore, McKenzieChris Cooper2:33
16."The Answer is No"DialogueChris Cooper and Kermit the Frog0:06
17."Are You a Man or a Muppet?"DialogueAmy Adams0:08
18."Man or Muppet"McKenzieJason Segel and Walter with Muppet Gary and Jim Parsons2:58
19."Down at the Ole Barbershop"DialogueKermit the Frog0:07
20."Smells Like Teen Spirit"Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Krist NovoselicThe Muppets Barbershop Quartet (Beaker, Link Hogthrob, Rowlf the Dog, Sam Eagle)2:23
21."Princesses of Poultry"DialogueKermit the Frog0:06
22."Forget You"Christopher "Brody" Brown, Peter Hernandez, Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence, Ari LevineCamilla and the Chickens2:29
23."It's Time for Our Song"DialogueKermit the Frog and Miss Piggy0:04
24."Rainbow Connection"Williams, AscherKermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and the Muppets3:09
25."Get Out There and Help Those Guys"DialogueJason Segel0:06
26."The Whistling Caruso"Andrew BirdWalter1:15
27."How Charming, a Finale"DialogueUncle Deadly0:06
28."Life's a Happy Song (Finale)"McKenzieThe Muppets, Jason Segel, Amy Adams, and Chris Cooper2:23
29."Mary, Marry Me"DialogueJason Segel and Amy Adams0:09
30."Mahna Mahna"Piero Umiliani, George Shearing, George David WeissMahna Mahna and the Snowths2:05
iTunes U.S. And AU bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Artist(s)Length
31."Rainbow Connection[6]"Paul Williams, Kenneth AscherKermit the Frog (Steve Whitmire)3:06
iTunes U.K. bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Artist(s)Length
31."Dance with Me Tonight" (from The X Factor)Olly Murs, Claude Kelly, Steve RobsonOlly Murs and The Muppets3:27

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[7] 57
U.S. Billboard Soundtracks[8] 4
U.S. Billboard Top 200[8] 38
U.S. Billboard Digital Albums[8] 11

The Muppets: Original Score[edit]

The Muppets (Original Score)
Film score by Christophe Beck
Released April 15, 2014
Recorded 2011
Studio Sony Scoring Stage, Culver City, California
Label Walt Disney / Intrada
Producer Mitchell 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 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[edit]

Muppet performers

References[edit]

  1. ^ Truitt, Warren. "New Muppet Movie Soundtrack Not as Great as the Movie". Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Cherrie, Chrysta. The Muppets at AllMusic. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  3. ^ Gallo, Phil (10 October 2011). "'Muppets' Movie Soundtrack Features Feist, Flight of the Conchords, Andrew Bird". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Muppets' Movie Soundtrack Goes Spanish". Hispanic Business. December 1, 2011. Retrieved January 24, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Lista de nominados a los premios Grammy Latino 2012 - vive.in". bogota.vive.in. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  6. ^ iTunes - The Muppets Soundtrack
  7. ^ [1] ARIA Report 1143. Retrieved 2012-03-24
  8. ^ a b c [2] Billboard. Retrieved 2012-04-12