The Muppets have long been a part of pop culture with their influence stretching from movies, TV and especially music. With a new Muppets movie in the works, these furry marionettes are nudging their way in for a modern takeover with their typical off brand shenanigans, and we’re all reminded of their colorful humor and commentary on society.
The Muppets aren’t strangers to performing short musical interludes and have given us catchy tunes like “Mahna Mahna” and “Bein’ Green” that never fail to get stuck in your head. Even more, the kooky characters take on their own versions of classic songs from The Beatles to Queen, injecting their unique brand of humor into each interpretation. Check out some of our favorite classic hits that received a Muppet makeover!
1. “Bohemian Rhapsody” — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Queen[/lastfm]: All our favorite characters from Gonzo, Fozzie, Animal, the Chef and even Miss Piggy make a cameo in this energetic remake of the Queen classic, complete with a head banging breakdown from Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem band.
2. “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm]: The Beatles’ feel good hit gets a Muppet makeover from two Beatles-esque singers whose singing…well, attracts the dogs.
3. “Stand By Me” — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ben E. King[/lastfm]: Deep within the dark woods, a nightmarish ‘bunny’ emerges from the trees to sing the classic R&B hit with his new bunny friends in this twisted, yet funny spoof.
4. “Wild Thing” — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Troggs[/lastfm]: We all know Animal is the most wild thing around, and the frenetic drummer of the Muppet band shows off wild skills in this rockin’ remake.
5. “For What It’s Worth” — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Buffalo Springfield[/lastfm]: When hunters filter in the serene woodlands of all the Muppet creatures, we find out their not harming the natural habitat, but protecting them from devastation of human sprawl. Just like the original meaning behind this anti-war tune, the Muppets used this song to raise awareness of another serious problem.