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Muppet Cover Songs

Updated on November 23, 2014

Muppet Cover Songs

Muppet cover songs have been part of their tradition from their early days on Sesame Street right up to their latest film, "The Muppets" to be released this Thanksgiving. Here are a selection of Muppet cover songs to make you smile while you sing along!

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Bohemian Rhapsody

There is a reason this Muppet cover song won a Webby. It was a great production from the Muppets launched on their YouTube channel. When I first heard about this Muppet cover song, I wondered how they were going to address the murderous lyrics. Leave it to Animal to solve that problem.

The second video is a behind the scenes look at the making of the Muppets version of "Bohemian Rhapsody".

The Muppets Go Classical

I had no idea how great a job Beaker does with classical songs until his version of "Ode To Joy" was released by Muppet Studios on YouTube. Camilla the Chicken isn't bad herself.

Beaker's Ballad - Is He Died?

Yes, I realize I am very easily amused, but this cracked me up to no end. Poor, poor Beaker.

Christmas Muppet Cover Songs

There are so many great Christmas songs covered by the Muppets this is in no way complete. I do have a soft spot for "We Need A Little Christmas", which is the first thing featured on "A Muppet Family Christmas". Miss Piggy's cover of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" is one of my favorite versions of the song.

Muppet Cover Songs From The Muppet Show

"The Muppet Show" debuted on CBS in 1979 and ran until 1981. It was a variety show set in a live theater and featured a weekly guest star among the chaos we expect from the Muppets. Here are a few of my favorite Muppet cover songs featured on "The Muppet Show".

Muppet Cover Songs - Great Idea Or Awful Idea?

Do you like Muppet cover songs?

She Drives Me Crazy

I strongly dislike the original version by Fine Young Cannibals. Strongly. This is included more for the bizarre assortment of circa 90s celebrity cameos than anything else. Watching it made me feel old and like I should either perm or tease my hair.

Did Casey Kasem ever do a duet with William Shatner?

Muppet Cover Songs Nearly Ruined By Fozzie Bear

Poor Fozzie Bear. Remembering song lyrics is hard, especially when you aren't singing the whole time.

Fozzie may have more rhythm than I do, too.

Muppet Cover Songs From Muppets Tonight

"Muppets Tonight" aired on ABC in 1996, was cancelled that year, and moved over to the Disney Channel to complete its run in 1998. "Muppets Tonight" had a similar variety show type format to "The Muppet Show", except "Muppets Tonight" was set in a television studio and not a live theater.

Here are a couple Muppet cover songs that were featured on the show "Muppets Tonight".

Mahna Mahna - do do do do do

The song Muppet fans lovingly know as "Mahna Mahna" is in fact a Muppet cover song. The original song is titled "Mah Na Mah Na" and performed by Italian Piero Umiliani. It was originally featured in the Italian mondo documentary film, "Svezia, Inferno E Paradiso".

You can see the original Sesame Street version of "Mahna Mahna" here. I've included the original version of "Mah Na Mah Na" here so you can listen and compare to the version from "The Muppet Show".

More Music From The Muppets!

You know your music collection is greatly lacking in Muppet music. Why not correct that glaring error?

Share Your Favorite Muppet Cover Song!

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      JeanJohnson LM 

      6 years ago

      my favorite is the barbershop quartet redo of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" on the newest Muppet Movie.

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      Jen Wood 

      7 years ago from Australia

      manamana is still my favourite muppet song, i remember when it came out. 1976 was a fab year, i was 9!!

    • gottaloveit2 profile image


      7 years ago

      My boyfriend just gave me the first season of Saturday Night Live - the muppets were a blast in the early days of that show. Cracking me up rewatching them.

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      Darcie French 

      7 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      Well, I am in love with this lens! I have several kids song lenses I will feature this on, many thanks. Blessed and good luck with the T1 challenge :)

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      7 years ago

      Those were the days! No VHS, no Facebook, just good old TV shows and Muppets were my favorite. Thanks for reminding me. Blessed~

    • Blackspaniel1 profile image


      7 years ago

      I like muppets!

    • Blackspaniel1 profile image


      7 years ago

      I like muppets!

    • chrisstapper profile image


      7 years ago

      Woah i never realized Mah Na Mah Na was a cover song. Made me really interested in the original!

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      7 years ago from Northeast North America, Earth

      Fantastic lens! I'm a muppet fan from way back. Like, Duel, and comment ... plus a forward to my muppet-loving daughter.

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      kingsrookie lm 

      7 years ago

      Good luck on a Tier 1!!

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      7 years ago

      enjoyed viewing this, my kids like it too. earned a 'thumbs up' from this reader.

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      7 years ago

      Great lens. I laughed the most during Bohemian Rhapsody, but liked the classical Beaker too.

    • msharank profile image


      7 years ago

      Great lens. Bohemian Rhapsody rocks ! :)

    • LouisaDembul profile image


      7 years ago

      I used to love the Muppet show, although a bit too old really. But how can you resist Mahna Mahna? My brother used to do a great imitation of it!

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      7 years ago

      I can't say how much I love the new Muppets Bohemian Rhapsody! I'm so glad they started doing this again!

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      Melody Lassalle 

      7 years ago from California

      These are great! I would have to say that Bohemian Rhapsody is my favorite.


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