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Songs that remind you of Muppets

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by dwmckim, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    As obsessed Muppet fans, the littlest things probably remind us of something Muppety leaving to many a moment with friends left scratching their heads...like songs for example.

    This thread is for all those songs that automatically make you think of some kind of Muppety moment. I have tons of them but here's just a small sampling of ones that immediately come to mind...

    - It's a Sin by Pet Shop Boys - this is a VERY Count Von Count song. The main organ line (both the sound of it and the melodyline) sounds very much like a classic Count song - then when you throw the thunderclaps on top of it and even a countdown from 10 to zero and this is a Count Song!

    - Rock Lobster by B-52's. There's quite a few various howls by the girls that remind me of Eren Ozker-ish screams - especially her whatnot screaming in horror after her experience with Vendaface!

    - Tora Tora Tora by Depeche Mode - there are "sproing" noises throughout the song that reminds me of the sound effects of jumping frogs in The Frog Prince. Whenever i listen to this song, i have an irresistable urge to declare "Have a popover, Froggy!"

    - Master and Servant by Depeche Mode - the very ending of the song always brings to mind the scene from Muppet Babies where Baby Animal tries to cheer up someone with a paddleball and ends up getting tangled up in it and leaves with the paddleball spanking him as he crawls off "owowow"

    - ABC Freeform by Eurythmics - tell me this wasn't inspired by the Alien Alphabet sketch from Sesame Street...in fact Alien Alphabet sounds so wonderfully Eurythmic-acal that it's no wonder they're my all time favorite.

    - I Need a Man by Eurythmics - there's a guitar lick in this song (right after Annie declares "baby you're just overblown") that sounds like Swedish Chef's hollar in John Denver episode where he gets chased by the local wildlife.

    - Beautiful Day by U2 - whenever i hear this song on the radio i get this mental picture of Bono sharing his microphone with Beautiful Day Monster (and BD alternately trying to sing into it and eat it)

    - Doubleplusgood by Eurythmics - towards the end of the song Annie does this countdown that keeps starting over before she reaches one - and she does it in such a way that it sounds very much like the Count getting such glee out of his numbers (TEN TEN Ten nine eight seven six five four three two TEN TEN!)

    - Womankind by Annie Lennox - she does this sputtering toungue roll throughout that reminds me so much of the Merdlidop aliens from the Dom De Louise episode that i always envision Annie in a merdlidop headpiece popping out of craters when i hear it.

    - any song by the Beloved - reminds me of Bear in the Big Blue House, the singer sounds SO MUCH like Bear if he got a new job singing electro.

    - New Moon on Monday by Duran Duran - some of Simon LeBon's phrasing in this song makes him sound like a valley girl - especially at various parts when he sings the "new" in the song title it sounds like Janice's infamous "eeuuugh"

    - Sweet Child of Mine by Guns N Roses - one time when i had to sit through hearing this song, it suddenly hit me - it totally sounds like Little Jerry singing lead vocals!

    - Spiderwebs by No Doubt - there's parts where i could swear Gwen is thisclose to breaking out into Mahna Mahna.

    - Hanging on the Telephone by Blondie - i always picture Little Jerry in the telephone booth from Telephone Rock when i hear this song.

    Those are some of mine - what are yours?
  2. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Okay a couple more...

    - Eurythmics fanatic i am i've heard many live recordings and bootlegs. One of my fave live songs from them is Never Gonna Cry Again - i've heard it performed many different ways and love them all. On many versions (especially during Touch Tour era) Annie gets into it at the end with her adlibs and gets to belting out "Never - NEVER - NEVER" which of course makes me think that Don Music has a sister!

    - How many of you can't help but think of Grover's near and far when Celene Dion sings My Heart Will Go On (Near - far - wherever you are - this is near and this is faaaarr). More importantly how many of you really wish Grover WOULD interupt Celene with his near/far routine?
  3. MartyMuppets

    MartyMuppets Well-Known Member

    Well when I first heard Janet Jackson's song "Black Cat" the lyrics "better watch your step or you're gonna die" always reminded me of my beloved sketch of the hiking pigs in John Denver episode.
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  4. wes

    wes Well-Known Member

    "Tainted Love" I remeber Kirmit and Piggy
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  5. ChickyBoy37

    ChickyBoy37 Well-Known Member

    One Night in Bangkok-I can picture the muppets running around the town dealing with pretty women, pricey hotels, and of course explosions.

    Material Girl-Perfect Set up for Miss Piggy

    Sweet Escape-once again Perfect for Miss Piggy
  6. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    When I was little, I first heard the Annie song, "It's a Hard Knock Life". It totally reminded me of Elmo and Zoe singing that song. Weird, isn't it?

    Whenever I hear Train's "Drive By", I always think of "Five By". Whenever I hear Feist's "1234", I always think about the SS song with the same name. Whenever I hear Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours", I always think about the SS song, "Outdoors". It's crazy when you hear songs that remind you of Muppets.
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  7. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    "Who are You" from The Who, the background lyrics HHOOOOAre You Who Who Who Who Who, reminded me of The Snowths when I was a kid. lol
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  8. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Candy by Riyu Kosaka remonds me of Sidebottom. Explosive, wacky energy.

    Viva la Vida by Coldplay reminds me of Cantus. Not the words, just the music. I would love to filk that song for him, but I don't have a good hook.
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  9. Vincent L

    Vincent L Well-Known Member

    Pure Imagination from Willy Wonka definitely sound Muppety.
  10. ChickyBoy37

    ChickyBoy37 Well-Known Member

    that's pretty interesting considering that they did that song on the Muppet show!

    I think when it gets done to it, Weird Al Yankovic Songs often reminds me of the muppets!
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  11. StevieOpossum

    StevieOpossum Well-Known Member

    The song "Dashboard" by Modest Mouse always reminds me of The Electric Mayhem for some reason. Probably because I thought Floyd would be able to sing it well.
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  12. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    John Denver's Follow Me reminds me of Gobo Fraggle. Plus that low female background sounded like Red.

    When I listen to Little Girls from Annie, that reminds me of Miss Piggy:mad: . She can be that angry when little kids do pick on her. Sheesh!
  13. LipsGF4Life

    LipsGF4Life Well-Known Member

    Whenever I play, 'Mayhem' by Imelda May. It makes me think of the Electric Mayhem
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  14. theSHE124

    theSHE124 Well-Known Member

    It's Like it was Meant to Be by Strong Bad (it's on the Strong Bad Sings and Other Type Hits CD Album)--my older sister thinks about Ms. Piggy :mad: every time she hears that one-minute track!
  15. misspiggy5260

    misspiggy5260 Well-Known Member

    Count On Me by Bruno Mars
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  16. ChickyBoy37

    ChickyBoy37 Well-Known Member

    Smooth Criminal
    Morning Train (9 to 5)
    Surfing Bird
    Birdhouse in your soul
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  17. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Celebrate- by the Comadors(?? is that right) I danced down the ales to that song at my wedding, and the whole time was thinking of Muppets from Space!
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  18. ChickyBoy37

    ChickyBoy37 Well-Known Member

    Yeah Considering that the muppets performed that song in that movie! :D
  19. misspiggy5260

    misspiggy5260 Well-Known Member

    Just give me a reason by p!nk. It makes me think of the time when Kermit and Piggy were seperated
  20. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Speaking of songs(And I know I should know this) but did the Muppets ever do anything with the song "In the Jungle".?

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