Over the past few months, we’ve cast the stars of the Muppet movies with movie stars, old ladies from our favorite sitcoms, cartoon gargoyles, and baking competition show contestants. But now that we’re finally at the end of our Great Muppet Casting Call journey, it’s time to get serious.
We realized that the first track on the very first Now That’s What I Call Music! album is Janet Jackson’s “Together Again”, which just so happens to be the final song from Muppets Most Wanted. What a perfect set of bookends, as we imagine what the latest Muppet film would be like if it starred Now That’s What I Call Music! albums.
SomeBODY once told me . . . that Kermit is the “All-Star” of the Muppets.
Constantine tells Miss Piggy that “I Will Buy You a New Life,” much like the Everclear smash featured on this CD.
Volume 26 contains “When You’re Gone” by Avril Lavigne, a song about how her relationship didn’t live up to her dreams. It’s not as good as “Something So Right,” but we need to work with what we have.
Recently, the University of Warwick conducted a survey to find the funniest word in the English language. They reached the conclusion that the most comical word is, in fact, “booty”. So the Muppets’ resident funnybear should most definitely be represented by the album that contains Destiny’s Child’s “Bootylicious”.
The album that contains “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 describes Gonzo perfectly. What with his whole being blue thing, plus the use of gibberish masquerading as art.
This one features a ton of the bad boys of the early-2000s music scene, including Ja Rule, Blink-182, Enrique Iglesias, Nelly, the Baha Men, and the baddest boys of all, Nickelback. Dominic would fit right in to that notorious lineup.
Volume 54 has “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon, a song that also describes how Nadya runs her prison.
Of course, Volume 40 of the UK series would depict Jean Pierre, as it contains “Lady Marmalade”. No, not because the chorus is in French, but because he seems overly excited over the idea of going to bed with a lady pig.
Yes, this is an album that actually exists. And it sold thousands of copies. All to Sam the Eagle.
Volume 16 starts out with “My Band” by D12, a song about how [people] don’t even know the name of Eminem’s band. This is also true for Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, often remembered as “the Muppet Show band” or “Animal is the drummer.”
Volume 14 featuring two songs with Boy in the title – “Girls & Boys” by Good Charlotte and The Ataris’ cover of Don Henley’s “Boys of Summer.” Young Florist is also a boy. Ergo, he is Volume 14.
Volume 12 features solo hits by two different members of *NSYNC – Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez. Since Timberlake is a triple threat, this is a natural fit.
Not only does this album start out with “Moves Like Jagger,” it also contains something like “Mr. Saxobeat,” which has a similar name to “Mr. Bassman.” Volume 40 has Scooter written all over it!
“Hey, Soul Sister” by Train is on this album. In the movie, Beauregard drives a train. This isn’t rocket science, people!
Many thanks to everyone who stuck it out with us through this entire series. And we apologize for wasting everyone’s precious time. Especially ours.
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by Joe Hennes and Anthony Strand