Song of the Day #4,654: ‘Rainbow Connection’ – Kermit the Frog

The Library of Congress addition to the National Recording Registry that got the most press last week was Kermit the Frog’s ‘Rainbow Connection.’ As well it should.

The opening ballad of the 1979 The Muppet Movie is one of the sweetest, gentlest odes to optimism ever written, and Kermit’s earnest performance is one for the ages. It says so much about the creative imagination of Jim Henson and his team that we so easily think of this puppet as a living, breathing artist in his own right.

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