Muppets: The Green Album, courtesy of NPR

Growing up in the ’70s and ’80s, I made a promise to myself to never forget what it felt like to be a kid. In a confusing world run by adults, the wonder and innocence of youth seemed like salvation. Of course, as the years ticked by, whatever magic or joy I found in childhood things eventually faded and gave way to the shadow of inevitable middle age.

Fortunately, we have the occasional keepsake to remind us of everything we forgot. Muppets: The Green Album, a new collection of Muppet songs covered lovingly by Andrew Bird, My Morning Jacket and other artists, provides one of those reminders. Hearing it for the first time ignited a heady rush of blithesome memories and emotions I’d not recalled or felt in years. (via

I can’t wait for this to officially come out on August 23, but in the meantime you can listen to the album on These are some of the most popular Muppet songs from the films and the show. Talk about nostalgia…

Read the full article and listen to the tracks here.


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