1: "Kansas" by Ashanti
The first track on the CD is a solo by Ashanti. This song kicks off
the film as well. It's not a bad song, but I would have liked some Muppets
to kick off the album.
2: "When I’m With You" by Ashanti & Kermit, Gonzo,
This catchy little number is the only song on the album to feature Gonzo,
Fozzie, and Pepe, which is a little sad. The song is cute and full of
classic Muppety fun.
3: "The Witch Is in the House" by Miss Piggy & the Electric
This song is probably my favorite new song from the "Oz" portion
of the CD. It is full of the Piggy we all know and the cool and funky
Electric Mayhem backing her up. Sadly the song does not feature Dr.
Teeth and the Electric Mayhem on vocal work, rather Piggy is backed
up by Johnny Fiama and her henchmen.
4: "Calling All Munchkins" by The Munchkin Tap-your-knuckle
This is a short song (and not just because it’s sung by rats)—lasting
about 15 seconds. The song is full of fun, but I wish it were longer.
Given its context in the film, I’m surprised Disney even considered
it worthy of the CD.
Track 5: "Good Life" by Ashanti
This is another Ashanti dominated track from “Oz”. It is
a nice song and really embodies the Muppet spirit, but lacks one key
Muppet quality– Muppets!
6: "Nap Time" by The Electric Mayhem
This song is an instrumental so the Electric Mayhem remain silent. On
the bright side, the track is a great jam and classic Electric Mayhem.
I’m glad that even though it is 2005 the Mayhem have not changed
their style or lost their groove.
7: "The Muppet Show Theme" by the Muppets
The Muppet Show theme on this release is different from the one found
on the most recent CD releases. This version features the original opening
version with a joke by Fozzie Bear. It is definitely a staple for any
“best of” collection and always fun to hear.
8: "Mahna Mahna" by Mahna Mahna & the Two Snowths
We all know it, we all love it, and we all own a bunch of copies of
it already. It’s a great song and a great skit, but it is probably
one of the most released Muppet songs (along with The Muppet Show Theme,
and Bein’ Green).
9: " (It’s Not Easy) Bein’ Green" by Kermit
Another Muppet classic, and truly a “best of.” The 25th
Anniversary CD by Rhino chopped off the opening chords of "Bein'
Green" and it was a delight to hear the opening intact on this
10: "Rainbow Connection" by Kermit
The only song not from "Oz" or “The Muppet Show.”
I love it, but I already own it. Still, it wouldn’t be a “Best
of” CD without it.
11: "Lady of Spain" by Marvin Suggs and his Muppaphone
This skit was funny on the Muppet Show, but on a record you lose the
charm of the bit. I put up with it on the Muppet Show 25th Anniversary
CD; but I don't think it should be classified in "The Best of The
12: "Halfway Down the Stairs" by Robin
I love this song, and I was upset that the original was not available
before on CD. (Rowlf's version was released on CD in 1993). It is the
only classic song on the CD that was not also on the Muppet Show 25th
Anniversary CD. Jerry Nelson does a great job in this classic and touching
Muppet hit. Did I mention that I love this song?
13: "What Now My Love?" by Miss Piggy
For those familiar with this song you should know that the Kermit and
Piggy intro to "What Now My Love" is cut a bit. Personally
I was never a fan of this song, and think another unreleased song would
have been a better choice.
14: "Tenderly" by The Electric Mayhem
Yet another song that could have been replaced with another classic.
It’s not a bad song, but I would never have put it on my top 10
list and I think many fans would agree. But since it is the Electric
Mayhem I'll let it slide .
15: "Happy Feet" by Kermit and the Frog Chorus
It was great on the show, it was great on the last CD, but I think it's
becoming a little over rated.