Full Tracklist to Muppets Soundtrack Revealed, Includes Andrew Bird and More

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Full Tracklist to <i>Muppets</i> Soundtrack Revealed, Includes Andrew Bird and More

In preparation for the the upcoming Muppets film starring Jason Segel, aptly titled The Muppets, Disney will release an accompanying soundtrack on Nov. 21, two days prior to the film’s release date.

The songs are mostly performed by the cast members of The Muppets with a few special guests from the indie-rock world sprinkled throughout. Most prominently, Andrew Bird gets a whole song to himself, “The Whistling Caruso,” marking the artist’s second Muppet-related musical offering this year.

The other guest appearances are subtler: Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords fame acts as the soundtrack’s music supervisor and has provided it with four original tunes: “Life’s a Happy Song,” “Man or Muppet,” “Let’s Talk About Me” and “Me Party.” “Life’s a Happy Song,” a duet between Segel and Amy Adams, features additional vocals courtesy of Feist and Mickey Rooney. Meanwhile, Joanna Newsom lends her idiosyncratic vocals to “The Muppet Show Theme.”

The soundtrack will include a couple classic recordings, Paul Simon’s “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard,” and Starship’s “We Built This City.” Then there are the undoubtedly outrageous Muppet-style renditions of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (barbershop quartet-style) and Cee Lo Green’s “Fuck You.” Oh, excuse me, this is a PG movie—”Forget You.”

The full tracklist is as follows:

1. “The Muppet Show Theme” — The Muppets (feat. Joanna Newsom)
2. “Life’s a Happy Song” — Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Walter (feat. Feist & Mickey Rooney)
3. “Pictures in My Head” — Kermit and the Muppets 
4. “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard” — Paul Simon 
5. “Rainbow Connection” — The Moopets
6. “We Built This City” — Starship
7. “Me Party” — Amy Adams and Miss Piggy
8. “Let’s Talk About Me” — Chris Cooper
9. “Man or Muppet” — Jason Segel and Walter
10. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” — The Muppets Barbershop Quartet
11. “Forget You” — Camilla and the Chickens
12. “Rainbow Connection” — The Muppets 
13. “The Whistling Caruso” — Andrew Bird 
14. “Life’s a Happy Song” — Finale Entire Cast
15. “Mahna Mahna” – Mahna Mahna and the Two Snowths