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Songs that remind you of Muppets

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

  1. snichols1973

    snichols1973 Well-Known Member

    Now that I think about it, Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" sounds like something Miss Piggy would sing about Link Hogthrob, as a counterpart to Mac Davis's "It's Hard to be Humble", which featured Link and a chorus of Muppets later on in the song....

    The Muppet Show - It's Hard To Be Humble - YouTube
  2. snichols1973

    snichols1973 Well-Known Member

    The Troggs' "Wild Thing" reminds me of Animal; I can just imagine him singing the lead while the rest of the Electric Mayhem try to hold him back while he goes chasing a woman about the stage.....

    Wild Thing By Animal - YouTube

    Whenever I listen to Glenn Frey's "The Heat is On" from Beverly Hills Cop, I can visualize Zoot playing some hot notes on the saxophone; this is the best I could find for a Muppets' version of "The Heat Is On" with Alf....

    Alf & Muppets - The Heat Is On - YouTube
  3. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    When I listen to Diana Ross "If We Hold On Together" I can imagine the Fraggle five singing their rendition of this song.
  4. Strange James

    Strange James Member

    Odd choice, but the Match Game theme makes me think of the Muppet Show (Funny considering both were around in the 70s) but it oddly has a Fraggle vibe to it just based on the bass line alone.

  5. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I love the Match Game, and there theme as well. I could just picture the Muppets doing a skit to the song on the Muppet Show.​

    I have also wanted to get a match type game going on the forums, but it has never happened.​
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  6. Strange James

    Strange James Member

    Wouldn't be a bad idea. Match Game's format seems like it'd fit perfectly with the Muppets/
  7. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I don't know if this song has been mentioned or not, and I am to lazy to look. Set Fire to the Rain by Adel is a song I could see Piggy sinning.
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  8. snichols1973

    snichols1973 Well-Known Member

    Trivia moment: "One Night in Bangkok" was composed by Tim Rice, along with Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of ABBA for Chess, a musical which made its UK debut in 1986, and its USA debut in 1988. There are some plot differences between the US and UK versions, and as a result, the US version received more critical reviews than its UK counterpart.

    I actually like the orchestral sound of One Night in Bangkok's intro, which is also the overture for Act 2.

    I can just picture Sam the American Eagle as the lead vocalist/narrator of a Muppet version with necessary lyrical adaptations.....:attitude:

    One night in Bangkok - Murray Head - YouTube
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  9. theSHE124

    theSHE124 Well-Known Member

    I think I heard that ABBA track before this...I like it, especially the Muppet Idea for it! I can imagine a dance group dressed in chess pieces (because, y'know, it's part of Chess) but they dance like they're in a Bollywood movie. That'll challenge Sam's judgment of culture! [Good suggestion, Snichols!:laugh: ]

    And yeah, there should be an explosion in the end!--only because I can't think of another ending for it. [You're really clever, Kuriboh Man!;)]
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  10. snichols1973

    snichols1973 Well-Known Member

    The Devil in this Muppet version of Linda Ronstadt's "You're No Good" (from ep. 420: Alan Arkin) has a bit of woman-chasing Animal in him, and a voice that sounds a bit like Floyd's (both the Devil and Floyd were performed by Jerry Nelson, by the way).

    The Muppet Show - You're No Good - YouTube

    And then you have the Muppets' version of War's "Why Can't We Be Friends?"
    (ep. 401: John Denver) with different lyrics, and Crazy Harry is having a real
    "battle-field day".....:crazy:

    Why can't we be friends? - YouTube
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  11. snichols1973

    snichols1973 Well-Known Member

    I just thought of another odd combination:

    Does anyone else ever think of Crazy Harry when listening to Billy Joel's
    "You May Be Right"?


    Consider these lyrical excerpts: "....so you said that only proves that I'm insane. You may be right, I may be crazy, but it just may be a lunatic you're looking for...."

    "....You were lonely for a man, I said 'Take me as I am, you might enjoy some madness for a while' ....."

    ".....I might be as crazy as you say; If I'm crazy then it's true, and it's all because of you, And you wouldn't want me any other way....."
  12. ChickyBoy37

    ChickyBoy37 Well-Known Member

    I have one! I love a Rainy night by Eddie Rabbit! I can picture a bunch of Muppets Singing in the rain at nighttime until everything gets flooded!
  13. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    I have another one! Give Your Heart A Break... I can imagine this song would be sung by Zoot & Janice. Oh well, so I made a ridiculous idea, but it's true.

    Stand By Me... I love this song! I can picture Wembley with the rest of the Fraggle five singing this song. Yeah I know that song is classic, but I like it.
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  14. theSHE124

    theSHE124 Well-Known Member

    Uh, Muppetfan, 'Stand by Me' was already done for the Muppet Viral Videos. It's short, but it's hilariously cute!

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  15. ChickyBoy37

    ChickyBoy37 Well-Known Member

    I can picture the following songs that represents Sam the Eagle!
    1.) Courtesy of the Red White and Blue
    2.) Proud to be an American
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  16. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    Everyday - Carly Comando
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  17. Dr TeethFan

    Dr TeethFan Well-Known Member

    "Dynamite" by Taio Cruz reminds me of Crazy Harry
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  18. theSHE124

    theSHE124 Well-Known Member

    Ah, I see where you're going with this one, Colette! Definitely beautiful music for Rowlf to play! :sympathy:
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  19. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    Deep Purple's "River Deep, Mountain High" reminds me of the Electric Mayhem
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  20. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    Getting Married Today from Company :):mad:
    This song does remind me of Kermit & Miss Piggy.

    This song for females is a tongue-twister and very fast. So my advice is anyone that plays the part as Amy from Company or does this song at a wedding for real, please memorize these lines, because this song is quick.

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