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Cute and quirky with songs to match, Jim Henson's Muppets have been responsible for over three decades of children's entertainment that isn't just for kids. Alongside Sesame Street, which was aimed at younger children and also created many iconic kids' TV characters, the Muppets who appeared on The Muppet Show and in the Muppets' films had a more sophisticated, wittier look and sense of humor. Artist/puppeteer Henson created a rough version of the most famous Muppet, Kermit the Frog, in 1955 for Sam and Friends, a Washington, D.C.-area children's show for which he was a puppet designer; by the time The Muppet Show began in 1976, the Muppets were a full cast of characters -- including Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Rowlf the Dog, and the Muppet band, Dr. Teeth & the Electric Mayhem -- and their mix of sophisticated puppetry and music was already in place. Along with Henson, the Muppets' main original puppeteers and voices included Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, and Dave Goelz. In 1976, the soundtrack to their 1972 version of The Frog Prince became one of the Muppets' first albums. In 1978, a Muppet Show soundtrack arrived, featuring classic Muppets songs like "Mah Nah Mah Nah," "Bein' Green," and the show's theme; 1979's The Muppet Movie, 1981's The Great Muppet Caper, and 1984's The Muppets Take Manhattan also featured songs that rivaled the quality of any "real" musicals of the time, including the wonderful "Rainbow Connection." The soundtrack to 1988's The Ghost of Haffner Hall featured the Chieftains' Paddy Moloney and was the final Muppet production before Henson's death in 1990 from pneumonia. Henson's son Brian stepped in as Kermit's voice and the Muppets franchise continued with productions like 1992's The Muppet Christmas Carol, 1995's Kermit Unpigged, 1996's Muppet Treasure Island, and 2005's The Muppets' Wizard of Oz. The Muppet Babies' animated shows and movies also had soundtracks, including Muppet Babies: Rock It to the Stars. The gang returned to the silver screen in 2011 with The Muppets, offering a soundtrack of classic Muppets songs, new tunes by the live-action stars, and contemporary covers with a Muppets twist, an approach they also used on 2014's like-minded Muppets Most Wanted. ~ Heather Phares
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Albums by
The Muppets

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    12 songs

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    A Green and Red Christmas

    30 songs

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    The Muppets [Original Soundtrack]

    4 songs

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    A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa

    1 song

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    Popcorn

    11 songs

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    The Muppet Movie [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

    30 songs

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    The Muppets [Spanish Version]

    18 songs

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    The Muppet Christmas Carol [Original Soundtrack]

    27 songs

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    The Muppet Show: Music, Mayhem and More! The 25th Anniversary Collection

    12 songs

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    A Green and Red Christmas

    14 songs

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    A Green and Red Christmas

    10 songs

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    Kermit Unpigged

    15 songs

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    Take 2

    11 songs

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    Muppet Babies: Rock It to the Stars

    12 songs

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    Muppet Beach Party

    22 songs

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    Guest Artists/Rock Music With the Muppets

    19 songs

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    Muppet Show

    1 song

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    The Great Muppet Caper

    1 song

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    The Muppet Movie [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

    1 song

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    The Muppet Christmas Carol [Original Soundtrack]

    17 songs

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    Muppet Treasure Island [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

    14 songs

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    Muppets Take Manhattan

    15 songs

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    The Great Muppet Caper


Top Songs by
The Muppets

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  2.   Rainbow Connection
  3.   North Pole Comedy Club featuring Fozzie
  4.   Pictures in My Head featuring Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem
  5.   We Got Us featuring Dave Goelz
  6.   Man or Muppet featuring Jason Segel
  7.   Run, Run Rudolph by Electric Mayhem Band
  8.   Life's a Happy Song
  9.   One More Sleep 'Til Christmas by Steve Whitmire
  10.   Movin' Right Along featuring Frank Oz
  11.   Simon Smith and His Amazing Dancing Bear featuring Frank Oz
  12.   The Muppet Show Theme
  13.   Santa Baby by Miss Piggy
  14.   The Christmas Party Sing-Along by Rowlf
  15.   The Man with the Bag
  16.   A Red and Green Christmas
  17.   The Muppet Christmas Carol, songs~When Love Is Gone
  18.   'Zat You, Santa Claus? by Electric Mayhem Band
  19.   It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  20.   Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  21.   Closing Theme
  22.   I'm Going to Go Back There Someday
  23.   Forget You
  24.   Mahna Mahna/Lullaby of Birdland featuring Dave Goelz
  25.   Mr. Bassman
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Stations & Shows Featuring
The Muppets

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    Kids Christmas

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    55 Nuttiest Artists

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    You'll Shoot Your Eye Out

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    66 Best Songs from Movies and TV

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    Kids Classic Hits

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    Toddlers

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    A Very Rockin Misfit Christmas

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    Archer: I Am The DJ

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    Country Christmas

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    Rock The Halls


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