The Muppet Movie: Original Soundtrack Recording features the songs from the film, written by Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher. This album reached #32 on Billboard's Top LP's and Tapes chart in 1979, and was certified Gold by the RIAA.

The album won a Grammy Award for Best Recording for Children. It was also nominated for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special, but lost to Superman. The film's score was nominated for an Academy Award in 1980 in the Best Music, Original Song Score category. It lost to All That Jazz. "The Rainbow Connection" was also nominated in the Best Music, Original Song category. It lost to "It Goes Like It Goes" from the film Norma Rae.

The soundtrack was issued on CD for the first time in 1993, and it was reissued again on August 13, 2013, coinciding with the movie's Blu-ray release.[1][2]

While most international versions use the English-language soundtrack, the German edition was dubbed into German, under the title of Muppet Movie.

Track listing

Side One

  1. Rainbow Connection - Kermit
  2. Moving Right Along - Kermit & Fozzie
  3. Never Before, Never Again - Miss Piggy
  4. Never Before, Never Again (Instrumental)
  5. I Hope That Somethin' Better Comes Along - Kermit & Rowlf

Side Two

  1. Can You Picture That? - Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem
  2. I Hope That Somethin' Better Comes Along (Instrumental)
  3. I'm Going to Go Back There Someday - Gonzo
  4. America - Fozzie
  5. Animal... Come Back Animal (Instrumental)
  6. Finale: The Magic Store - The Muppets


  • Orchestra arranged and conducted by Ian Freebairn-Smith
  • Cover illustration by Michael K. Frith
  • Album design by Rick Wetzel
  • Guitars: Art Munson, Ernie Corallo, Anthony Berg
  • Keyboards: Kenny Ascher, David Garland, Michael Melvion, Randy Kerber
  • Drums: Garry Mallaber, James Gordon
  • Percussion: Mark Stevens, Alan Estes
  • Bass: Colin Cameron, Reinhold Press
  • Saxophone: David Garland
  • Harmonica: Tommy Morgan

Other releases


  1. Twitter post by Paul Williams, dated May 25, 2013
  2. ‘Muppet Movie’ Soundtrack Re-release on August 13 - Stitch Kingdom, June 14, 2013

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