The Muppet Movie: Original Soundtrack Recording is the soundtrack album from the 1979 film, The Muppet Movie, featuring the songs and select score written by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher. Originally released on LP by Atlantic Records, the album reached No. 32 on the Billboard 200, and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The soundtrack won the Grammy Award for Best Children's Album in 1980 and was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, the Golden Globe for Best Original Song, and two Academy Awards; Best Adaptation Score for the overall album and Best Original Song for "Rainbow Connection", which reached No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100.
After its initial release, the soundtrack album had subsequent CD reissues by Jim Henson Records in 1993 and by Walt Disney Records on August 13, 2013. Disney's reissue was digitally remastered, featured liner notes by Williams, and marked the first time the soundtrack was available in print in over 20 years.
1. "Rainbow Connection" Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher Kermit the Frog (Jim Henson) 3:15
2. "Movin' Right Along" Williams and Ascher Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear (Jim Henson and Frank Oz) 2:57
3. "Never Before, Never Again" Williams and Ascher Miss Piggy (Frank Oz) 2:49
4. "Never Before, Never Again" (Instrumental) Williams 3:52
5. "I Hope That Somethin' Better Comes Along" Williams and Ascher Kermit the Frog and Rowlf the Dog (Jim Henson) 3:58
6. "Can You Picture That?" Williams and Ascher Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem (Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt and Dave Goelz) 2:33
7. "I Hope That Somethin' Better Comes Along" (Instrumental) Williams 2:31
8. "I'm Going to Go Back There Someday" Williams and Ascher Gonzo (Dave Goelz) 2:55
9. "America" Katharine Lee Bates Fozzie Bear (Frank Oz) 0:53
10. "Animal…Come Back Animal" Williams 1:30
11. "Finale: The Magic Store" Williams and Ascher The Muppets (Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire and Kathryn Mullen)
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