Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

'The Muppets' indie-riffic soundtrack to feature Feist, Nirvana covers, and more

Posted on

Muppets
Scott Garfield

Smells like fleece-foam-and-fake-fur spirit! The soundtrack for the upcoming Jason Segel-helmed Muppets movie has been revealed by Billboard.com, and Kermit and friends are getting lots of help.

Amongst the contributors: Canadian songstress Feist (who provides vocals on “Life’s A Happy Song,” alongside Mickey Rooney), Flight of the Conchords star Bret McKenzie (he pens four originals), harp-fond folkie Joanna Newsom (she guests on the beloved “The Muppet Show Theme”), Andrew Bird (he takes on “The Whistling Caruso”) and human co-stars Segel, Amy Adams, and Chris Cooper.

Also on the slate? Covers of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Cee Lo’s “Forget You” — performed by the Muppets Barbershop Quartet and a clutch of singing chickens, respectively — and several 20th-century classics in their original form: Paul Simon’s “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard,” Starship’s “We Built This City.”

Find the full tracklisting after the jump:

“The Muppet Show Theme” – The Muppets

“Life’s a Happy Song” – Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Walter

“Pictures in My Head” – Kermit and The Muppets

“Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard” – Paul Simon

“Rainbow Connection” – The Moopets

“We Built This City” – Starship

“Me Party”  – Amy Adams and Miss Piggy

“Let’s Talk About Me” – Chris Cooper

“Man or Muppet” – Jason Segel and Walter

“Smells Like Teen Spirit” – The Muppets Barbershop Quartet

“Forget You” – Camilla and The Chickens

“Rainbow Connection” – The Muppets

“The Whistling Caruso” – Andrew Bird

“Life’s a Happy Song” – Finale Entire Cast

“Mahna Mahna” – Mahna Mahna and The Two Snowths

More on EW.com:

Mikey Welsh, former Weezer bassist, dies at 40

TV Jukebox: ‘New Girl,’ ‘Revenge,’ ‘Glee’ feature our favorite songs on TV this week

Sugarland to return to Indiana for free concert Oct. 28

Comments