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'The Muppets' indie-riffic soundtrack to feature Feist, Nirvana covers, and more


(Scott Garfield)

Smells like fleece-foam-and-fake-fur spirit! The soundtrack for the upcoming Jason Segel-helmed Muppets movie has been revealed by Billboard.com, and Kermit and friends are getting lots of help.

Amongst the contributors: Canadian songstress Feist (who provides vocals on “Life’s A Happy Song,” alongside Mickey Rooney), Flight of the Conchords star Bret McKenzie (he pens four originals), harp-fond folkie Joanna Newsom (she guests on the beloved “The Muppet Show Theme”), Andrew Bird (he takes on “The Whistling Caruso”) and human co-stars Segel, Amy Adams, and Chris Cooper.

Also on the slate? Covers of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Cee Lo’s “Forget You” – performed by the Muppets Barbershop Quartet and a clutch of singing chickens, respectively – and several 20th-century classics in their original form: Paul Simon’s “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard,” Starship’s “We Built This City.”

Find the full tracklisting after the jump:

“The Muppet Show Theme” - The Muppets
“Life’s a Happy Song” - Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Walter
“Pictures in My Head” - Kermit and The Muppets
“Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard” - Paul Simon
“Rainbow Connection” - The Moopets
“We Built This City” - Starship
“Me Party”  - Amy Adams and Miss Piggy
“Let’s Talk About Me” - Chris Cooper
“Man or Muppet” - Jason Segel and Walter
“Smells Like Teen Spirit” - The Muppets Barbershop Quartet
“Forget You” - Camilla and The Chickens
“Rainbow Connection” - The Muppets
“The Whistling Caruso” - Andrew Bird
“Life’s a Happy Song” - Finale Entire Cast
“Mahna Mahna” - Mahna Mahna and The Two Snowths

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