Make A Rainbow Connection With The Muppets and The Green Album

Rachel’s Team Pick:

Real talk: this is Muppet Appreciation Central. No one gets Kermit like we do. We know which ones are gay. We like them even more than Tegan and Sara do. But you know who else gets the Muppets? The creators of “The Muppets: The Green Album.”

The Green Album, out August 23, sticks to songs written specifically for or performed by the Muppets, and culls from a deep catalog of fan favorites. OK Go kicks off the mix appropriately with a trippy, extended version of the Muppet Show theme song, the one that hails “the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational” show on earth. Weezer and Hayley Williams of Paramore trade verses in a wistful version of “Rainbow Connection.” Andrew Bird’s whistling and string arrangements reach well into the heart of “Bein’ Green.” And Rachael Yamagata‘s version of “I’m Going to Go Back There Some Day,” a song I’d long forgotten, brought tears to my eyes.

You can go hear it as an NPR First Listen right now, and you should — because if Rainbow Connection doesn’t break your heart every time, I don’t even want to talk to you.

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Originally from Boston, MA, Rachel now lives in the Midwest. Topics dear to her heart include bisexuality, The X-Files and tacos. Her favorite Ciara video is probably "Ride," but if you're only going to watch one, she recommends "Like A Boy." You can follow her on twitter and instagram.

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  1. Wowwie! Weezer covering The Rainbow Connection! Listening to it with my girlfriend over coffee right now – it’s like her fave song. Whenverever social work makes her want to stab her eyes out we watch the kermit video.


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