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Bein Green vs. Rainbow Connection

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Anything Muppet, Nov 21, 2006.


Bein' Green vs. The Rainbow Connection

Poll closed Dec 23, 2006.
  1. Bein' Green

    11 vote(s)
  2. The Rainbow Connection

    24 vote(s)

  1. MerryCakes

    MerryCakes Member

    "Bein' Green" vs "The Rainbow Connection"

    I have to say that I do prefer "The Rainbow Connection." I don't really know WHY, but I think it's because the melody is better, and I am definitely a melody person! I do like "Bein' Green," (the IDEA mostly)but it just doesn't sound as good to my ears.
  2. BoomerangFish

    BoomerangFish Well-Known Member

    Definitely Bein' Green. It's made this grown man almost tear up. Almost. ;)
  3. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    I tear up at both songs.
  4. markit

    markit Well-Known Member

    My vote predictably goes to...BEIN' GREEN!

    In my opinion it's THE signature tune of the Muppets, next to the Muppet Show theme (closely followed by Mahna mahna?!:)) and it captures the innocence and the spirit of both the Muppets and Jim Henson with a beautifully understated and emotional performance.
    And when it can be sung by a legendary performer like Ray Charles, that makes you realise just how great a song it is, it works on so many levels and teaches us to believe in ourselves and be proud of who you are(human or amphibian;)), no matter your colour, which is quite a bold statement..coming from a frog :)

    As much as I love Paul Williams Muppet songs and Rainbow Connection, it doesn't quite connect with me(if you'll pardon the pun) and the lyrics don't resonate so much as Bein Green, but still a great song and probably in my Top 10 favourite Muppet songs.
    Bridget likes this.
  5. The Mush

    The Mush Member

    I could flip a coin on this it's so hard.
  6. TripleG

    TripleG Member

    Its all about Rainbow Connection for me. I'll be honest, Bein' Green was never one of my favorites. The only time it ever hit me deep was during Jim Henson's memorial when Big Bird sang it (even though he's yellow...lol).

    Rainbow Connection is just a more powerful song to me and truly embodies the kind of effect The Muppets have on me in general. Its just very heartfelt & it feels like Jim Henson poured his heart into the song, as he did everything else he had a hand in.
  7. 12Medbe

    12Medbe Well-Known Member

    Hardest Decission... EVER.
  8. Ozymandias

    Ozymandias Well-Known Member

    "Rainbow Connection" for me, flat out. :)
  9. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    We always have to explain this but the question is which one is more Kermit's song. Not so much which is your favorite. ;)
  10. miss kermie

    miss kermie Well-Known Member

    I say rainbow connection because I have my own personal interpretation of the song.

    Find your rainbow connection.
    No one else may belive in your dream,
    But let the dream call to you.
    Walter likes this.
  11. Gonzo's Hobbit

    Gonzo's Hobbit Well-Known Member

    I would say that the Rainbow Connection is more Kermit's song. I'm not really sure how to explain why but that's how I feel about it.
  12. miss kermie

    miss kermie Well-Known Member

    Oh. Well Kermit's song is bein' green. it speaks how he feels about himself.
  13. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I say both of them do. I don't think either one out weighs the other.
  14. Yuna Leonhart

    Yuna Leonhart Well-Known Member

    I think Bein' Green is more of Kermit's song. It tells us clearly what he thinks of himself. For one thing, green things are very easy to oversee but for another thing, green happens to be the color of many positive things. Not to mention it's a very tranquil color. But, personally, I like Rainbow Connection more:)
  15. Hayley B

    Hayley B Well-Known Member

    I always loved Rainbow Connection more. Glad it won.
  16. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I just know I always cry when Kermit sings Rainbow Connection so it def has a special place in my heart. I think of Jim everytime.
  17. PanthraDion

    PanthraDion Well-Known Member

    Rainbow Connection
  18. Zeliboba

    Zeliboba Active Member

    Rainbow Connection for me as well. That song seemed like a very personal one for Jim :jim:
    PanthraDion likes this.
  19. bandit

    bandit Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I'd say that it depends on what you're looking for. "Being Green" is straight up Kermit while "Rainbow Connection" has a more collective Muppets feel to it. Both are good but I think I related more to the "Rainbow" That was pretty close to my era. ^_^
  20. Gonzo14

    Gonzo14 Well-Known Member

    Hey guys, I'm just jumping into this now, so I apologize if anyone has made the points I'm about to.

    Both could be considered a Kermit theme, but....

    Bein' Green is more specific to Kermit. The lyrics are slow and mellow, much like Kermit. It shows how even in circumstances that seem dark or negative, you can always turn things around and look positively, if you choose to. To borrow the term, "Life's a Happy Song" if you make i that way, which is how Kermit sees the world.

    While, Rainbow Connection is definitely a Kermit song, it is also more broad to be a Muppet Song in general. It was used as a reprise in The Muppet Movie, and sung as a duet (and later ensemble) in The Muppets. It's a song about rising up, and chasing your dreams, about never giving up. This is something that describes the Muppets in general, because no one can keep them down, Not Doc Hopper, Not Nicky Holiday, and Not Tex Richman.

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