Cover That Song! Counting Down The Muppets’ Greatest All-Time Musical Numbers

The Muppets Musical Numbers

One of the mainstays of the Muppet world is their love of music and over the years they have put their Muppet “spin” on a number of popular songs. The soundtrack for the newest film (The Muppets) continues this trend with Camilla and the Chicken’s version of CeeLo’s “Forget You” and the Muppet Barbershop Quartet taking on Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”

The Muppets never just cover these songs; they incorporate their crazy antics and sometimes even change up the lyrics making the song their own. Although the Muppets have their own band (shout out to Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem) it never stops the rest of the crew from getting in on the musical action.

As featured on The Muppet Show, Kermit proves sometimes the best way to allude someone is to channel the Beach Boys and break into a rendition of “Surfin’ USA”:

And continues the Beach Boy love with “Kokomo”:

Never to be outdone by her green beau, Miss Piggy combines the 1700s with the 1970s in her version of the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive”:

After some solid advice from Dennis Quaid (naturally), Gonzo learns the sometimes the best performances are ones you do yourself as he sings “Dancing With Myself”:

But never one to stray too far from his chickens, Gonzo gets a little help from his friends on the Village People’s “Macho Man”:

The whole Muppet gang comes together to cover not only Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” but the music video as well (giving the sometimes vocabulary challenged Beaker a perfect solo opportunity):

And of course everyone’s favorite drummer, Animal, does his rendition of “Wild Thing” (even though he doesn’t always know when to stop):

What are some of your favorite Muppet songs?

For more Muppetness, check out our Guide to the Muppets homepage.

Allison has always been fascinated by the power music has when paired with an image – particularly its effect in film. Thanks to a background in recording and her days spent licensing music to various productions (including, of course, movies), Allison can usually be found sticking around to see all the songs noted in a film’s credits and those listening to her iTunes inevitably ask, “What movie is this song from?”

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