With Jason Segel and Amy Adams joining Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie and the rest of the gang for this Thanksgiving's "The Muppets," it's a given that the movie will bring the funny -- but what about the music?
Bret McKenzie of "Flight of the Conchords" is going to have big shoes to fill, as the new songs he's penned for the film will stand along a legacy of catchy "Muppet" tunes from the past. Not helping his near-impossible task is the announcement of “Muppets: The Green Album,” a disc of 12 cover songs The Playlist reports will hit shelves Aug. 23.
The record features 12 Muppet classics reinterpreted by modern musicians sure to inject the songs with a rockin' umph. While it's the strange voices of the original Muppets that gave the tunes their original, whimsical feel, the new album sports enough talent to help get us sufficiently pumped for the new flick. Nothing like a tickling of the funny bone courtesy of Muppet-loving, rock stars.
Here's the full line-up:
1. OK Go, “Muppet Show Theme”
2. Weezer and Paramore’s Hayley Williams, “Rainbow Connection”
3. The Fray, “Mahna Mahna”
4. Alkaline Trio, “Moving Right Along”
5. My Morning Jacket, “Our World”
6. Amy Lee, “Halfway Down the Stairs”
7. Sondre Lerche, “Mr. Bassman”
8. The Airborne Toxic Event, “Wishing Song”
9. Atreyu’s Brandon Saller and Good Charlotte’s Billy Martin, “Night Life”
10. Andrew Bird, “Bein’ Green”
11. Matt Nathanson, “I Hope That Something Better Comes Along”
12. Rachael Yamagata, “I’m Going to Go Back There Someday”