Published Oct 11, 2011Between Dave Grohl making a cameo in The Muppets movie, the recent star-studded Muppets tribute album and My Morning Jacket's scrapped Muppets tour, it sure seems as if there has been a lot of Muppets-related music news lately. Now we have the details for the official soundtrack to the new film.
The Muppets will arrive in theatres on November 23 via Disney, and the soundtrack will come out two days earlier, on November 21. As previously reported, Flight of the Conchords funnyman Bret McKenzie scored the film, and he contributes a number of original tunes.
Perhaps the highlight of this new material is "Life's a Happy Song," a duet between film stars Jason Segel and Amy Adams that features guest vocals from Feist and, uh, actor Mickey Rooney. Another notable guest appearance comes on "The Muppet Show Theme," which includes a vocal cameo by Joanna Newsom. There's also a song called "The Whistling Caruso" by Andrew Bird.
As for the other material on the disc, Muppet characters sing covers of Cee Lo Green's "Forget You" (we're guessing "Fuck You" was too foul-mouthed for a kids movie) and Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (which is a very timely cover indeed). See the full tracklist below, and keep scrolling down to watch a film trailer.
Thanks to Billboard for the heads-up.
The Muppets Original Soundtrack:
1. The Muppets - "The Muppet Show Theme"
2. Jason Segel, Amy Adams, and Walter - "Life's a Happy Song"
3. Kermit and The Muppets - "Pictures in My Head"
4. Paul Simon - "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard"
5. The Moopets - "Rainbow Connection"
6. Starship - "We Built This City"
7. Amy Adams and Miss Piggy - "Me Party"
8. Chris Cooper - "Let's Talk About Me"
9. Jason Segel and Walter - "Man or Muppet"
10. The Muppets Barbershop Quartet - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
11. Camilla and The Chickens - "Forget You"
12. The Muppets - "Rainbow Connection"
13. Andrew Bird - "The Whistling Caruso"
14. Finale Entire Cast - "Life's a Happy Song"
15. Mahna Mahna and the Two Snowths - "Mahna Mahna"