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Songs from The Muppet Movie
Released 1979
Format LP
Label Atlantic Records
Cat no. SD 16001


The Muppet Movie: Original Soundtrack Recording features the songs from the film, written by Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher. This album reached #32 on Billboard's Top LPs and Tapes chart in 1979, and was certified Gold by the RIAA.

The album won a Grammy Award for Best Recording for Children. It was also nominated for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special, but lost to Superman. The film's score was nominated for an Academy Award in 1980 in the Best Music, Original Song Score category. It lost to All That Jazz. "Rainbow Connection" was also nominated in the Best Music, Original Song category. It lost to "It Goes Like It Goes" from the film Norma Rae.

The soundtrack was issued on CD for the first time in 1993, and it was reissued again on August 13, 2013, coinciding with the movie's Blu-ray release.[1][2] This new edition contains liner notes by Paul Williams. A matching LP edition, which is almost an exact replica of the 1979 release, was released for the annual Record Store Day event, on April 19, 2014.

While most international releases use the English-language soundtrack, the German album edition was dubbed, and released under the title of Muppet Movie.

Track listing[]

Muppet movie soundtrack gatefold

Album gatefold

Side One

  1. Rainbow Connection - Kermit
  2. Movin' Right Along - Kermit & Fozzie
  3. Never Before, Never Again - Miss Piggy
  4. Never Before, Never Again (Instrumental)
  5. I Hope That Somethin' Better Comes Along - Kermit & Rowlf

Side Two

  1. Can You Picture That? - Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem
  2. I Hope That Somethin' Better Comes Along (Instrumental)
  3. I'm Going to Go Back There Someday - Gonzo
  4. America - Fozzie
  5. Animal... Come Back Animal (Instrumental)
  6. Finale: The Magic Store - The Muppets


  • Guitars: Art Munson, Ernie Corallo, Anthony Berg
  • Keyboards: Kenny Ascher, David Garland, Michael Melvion, Randy Kerber
  • Drums: Gary Mallaber, James Gordon
  • Percussion: Mark Stevens, Alan Estes
  • Bass: Colin Cameron, Reinhold Press
  • Saxophone: David Garland
  • Harmonica: Tommy Morgan

Other releases[]

International releases[]

See also[]