Hear Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords’ New Muppet Song Here!
The soundtrack for the new Muppet movie features tracks by Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords, Joanna Newsom, Feist, and more!
Are you as excited about the new Muppet movie as we are? Because as lifelong Muppet fans, we can’t wait to see Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the gang get back on the big screen after far too many years stuck on the made-for-TV-movie circuit. We’ve laughed so hard at their hilarious parody trailers (The Pig with the Froggy Tattoo? Brilliant!) that our stomachs hurt. And with a stellar cast that includes Jason Segel and Amy Adams, along with cameos from the likes of Lady Gaga, Billy Crystal, and Neil Patrick Harris (among many, many others!), what’s not to love?
Of course, though, some of the best parts of previous Muppet movies have been the musical numbers. “The Rainbow Connection?” Classic! And the new movie promises to deliver on this score, too: Not only will it feature three classic Muppet tunes (the aforementioned “Rainbow Connection,” the infamous Muppet theme song, and “Mah Na Mah Na”), but also, it’ll have six entirely new songs for you to sing and dance your heart out to. Hoorah!
Even better, though, are who Kermit and co. have gotten to write those new songs. Singer-songwriter and harpist extraordinaire Joanna Newsom, for example, takes on the Muppet theme. Not to be outdone, though, is Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords– and we’ve got Bret’s song for you to listen to right here! Entitled “Life’s A Happy Song,” it features the brand-new Muppet Walter singing alongside Jason Segel and Amy Adams. And if you listen really closely at the end, you can even catch a few lines sung by Feist (at the 4:12 mark) and Mickey Rooney (heard at 4:16).
So sing it with us, because life is, in fact, a happy song!
The Muppets hits cinemas on November 23, and the soundtrack drops two days earlier on November 21.
Catch “The Muppet Show Theme” featuring Joanna Newsom (you can hear her around the 19-second mark) here!
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor. Mah na mah nah.