Hi everybody! It's Kurtis again from Covering the Mouse filling in for Fong while he is away in China!
Aside from Disney, I am also a huge fan of the Muppet Show and its various movies and spin-offs. One of my favourite songs in the world in the opening number for the Muppet Movie from 1979. It was written by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher and performed by Jim Henson as Kermit the Frog. If you don't know this song I urge you to listen to it now.
The song had surprising radio popularity and it reached #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November of 1979 and remained in the Top 40 for 7 weeks! It was also nominated for a "Best Original Song" Golden Globe Award! Not bad for a sung sung by a frog with a goofy voice!
There have been many covers of this song and I will be posting only a handful.
UPDATE: Here is a way better quality version of Jason Mraz singing Rainbow Connection. He goofs in the middle but he's still great!
And I have a few more covers to post courtesy of Cover Lay Down's Boyhowdy!
UPDATE #2: I don't know how I forgot about this one but a reader left me a comment reminding me! Me First and the Gimme Gimmes recorded this for one of their many cover albums.