Top five Muppet songs

Last updated 05:00 12/04/2014

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Winner of the Oscar for best original song in 2012, it's a tricky four-way ballad in The Muppets featuring Jason Segel's character, Gary, and Muppet Walter (and then their human and Muppet forms) as both must decide if they are, well, men or Muppets.


Why are there so many songs about rainbows? It's a good question, and it was answered beautifully by Kermit as he strummed on a banjo in his swamp as the original Muppet Movie opened. The answer? Someday we'll find it.


More comic relief than actual singing as Animal steps in after Weezer's drummer, Pat Wilson, is kidnapped by Miss Piggy. Cue backing vocals from Kermit, Gonzo and Fozzie Bear. The verdict, according to Statler and Waldorf: ''They ain't half bad!'' ''No. They're all bad!''


A cover of Queen's epic 1975 singalong, the video hit 7 million views within a week of its posting on YouTube (it's now had more than 37 million views). Opened by Gonzo and his chickens, it features just about every Muppet you could think of, including some excellent rocking by Dr Teeth and his band Electric Mayhem. In the words of Miss Piggy: ''Nothing really matters, but moi.''


Originally written for an Italian documentary about Sweden, it shot to fame when it was performed on The Ed Sullivan Show by Bip Bippadotta and the Snowths (the furry, pink back-up singers). You know how it goes: ''Do do do-doo do!''

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