Monday, December 3, 2012

Top 5 Versions of Rainbow Connection

The Muppets Movie's greatest legacy is a little song by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher called Rainbow Connection. How good is this song? Dig this: today is Monday, with all it baggage. Now, while sitting at your desk, softly sing:

Why are there so many
Songs about rainbows,
And what's on the other side?

You're smiling now, aren't you? Miss Piggy couldn't have gotten that out of you... So here are our 5 favorite versions of this fabulous song.

5: Sarah McLachlan - Everything she does is beautiful.

4: Jason Mraz - He makes people feel good when he sings.

3: Willie Nelson - Typical Willie timing, and perfect.

2: Kermit the Frog - The original.

1: Paul Williams - The man himself, along with the Yo Gabba Gabba cast.

Well, my day is brighter already--we know that it's probably magic... Share your thoughts and memories of this song with us in the comments below, and find us on Facebook, where we bring you a new top 5 every day!


  1. How was Kermit not #1???? Complete travesty! !

  2. Because the guy who wrote the damn thing got those honors. :)

  3. Appreciate the love for Paul Williams, but you can't beat a frog with a banjo.

    Well, you could, I guess, but that's sick. Pick on a species your own size!

  4. Just saw (most of) Paul Williams, Not Dead--really good if anyone out there gets a chance, check it out.