The Top 10 Songs of: 2003

Kieran Moore – Hey! You know Kermit? The world’s most famous frog… And Miss Piggy? The world’s most famous pig… And Gonzo? The world’s most famous whatever… Well feel free to forget them for the next however long it takes you to read this. For the first time in possibly forever, none of them appear in…

The Top 10 Songs of: 2002

Kieran Moore – As a lifelong Muppet fan I know the history of our favorite characters pretty well, and yet as I write about the early noughties I often find myself making little discoveries and comparisons I hadn’t considered before. If you remember, last week’s chart based on 2001 was filled almost completely with songs from…

The Top 10 Songs of: 2001

Kieran Moore – Over the course of the last few charts I’ve talked a lot about the passage of time and how around the turn of the last century we were all looking back to the past or ahead to the future. That was the beauty of the millennium I guess. 2001 sees the Muppets giving…

The Top 10 Songs of: 2000

Kieran Moore – When I embarked on this mammoth celebration of the 40th anniversary of The Muppet Show (writing 40 yearly charts for every year since 1976), I knew there would occasionally be times when the lack of Muppet output would make things tricky. In fact, I didn’t think it would take this long to get…

The Top 10 Songs of: 1999

Kieran Moore – To paraphrase Prince – I was dreamin’ when I wrote this; forgive me if it goes astray; cos’ tonight I’m gonna charty like it’s 1999. I may have taken a few liberties with those lyrics, but the sentiment still stands. 1999 was a party year and an exciting time to be alive –…

The Top 10 Songs of: 1998

Kieran Moore – Jokes about the Tin Thing’s nipples and Scooter cage dancing aside, we all know that sometimes the Muppets are better when they’re a little more “grown up”. Miss Piggy lusting after her male co-stars is a classic bit and The Muppets (2015) often got its near-the-knuckle humor just right. On the flip side…

The Top 10 Songs of: 1997

Kieran Moore – The mid-nineties were a wonderful time to be alive! The Spice Girls were riding high in the charts, Titanic was sinking low in movie theaters and the Muppets still (just about) had a regular spot on TV. They were halcyon days for sure. Muppets Tonight! aired its second (and last) season on The…