|Songs from|| The Muppet Show|
The Muppet Movie
The Great Muppet Caper
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas
|Label||Walt Disney Records|
The Green Album is a Muppet CD released on August 23, 2011. The album features covers of classic Muppet songs by famous bands and singers. The title is a reference to the Beatles' record "The White Album".
- The Muppet Show Theme - OK Go
- Rainbow Connection - Weezer and Hayley Williams
- Mah Na Mah Na - The Fray
- Movin' Right Along - Alkaline Trio
- Our World - My Morning Jacket
- Halfway Down the Stairs - Amy Lee
- Mr. Bassman - Sondre Lerche
- Wishing Song - The Airborne Toxic Event
- Night Life - Brandon Saller and Billy Martin
- Bein' Green - Andrew Bird
- I Hope That Somethin' Better Comes Along - Matt Nathanson
- I'm Going to Go Back There Someday - Rachael Yamagata
- The album was first announced at the D23 Expo in September 2009 under the title Muppets Revisited. The release was put on hold until 2011 when it was announced for release under the new title The Green Album.
- While the album was produced by The Muppets Studio, not all songs on the album are from productions owned by The Walt Disney Company; "Our World" from Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas, a production owned by The Jim Henson Company, is also included among the tracks.
- The album debuted at number 8 on the Billboard 200 chart in its first week of release, with 30,000 units moved according to Nielsen SoundScan. It debuted at number 5 on Billboard's Top Digital Album chart. On iTunes, it was the fourth best selling album, the top selling rock album, the top selling rock song ("Rainbow Connection"), and top music video, "Muppet Show Theme Song".
- A press release listed Kermit as saying that: "I'm flippergasted! Hearing these songs covered by these amazing artists makes them sound so fresh. They're like old friends you've just met. It just proves what we always say in the swamp: 'songs sung green, everybody knows one'."
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