The Muppets Mayhem (Music from the Disney+ Original Series) is the soundtrack to the comedy musical television series The Muppets Mayhem based on the Muppet musical group, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem.[1] The soundtrack featured original songs written by Grammy-nominated songwriter Linda Perry,[2] who also served as the executive music producer, as well as covers of popular hits as featured in the series.[3] The series features original score composed by Mick Giacchino and produced by his father Michael Giacchino.[4][5]

The album was preceded by two lead singles: "Can You Picture That?"[6] released at the D23 Expo on September 9, 2022,[7][8] and "Rock On" released on April 21, 2023.[9][10] Walt Disney Records released a series soundtrack album digitally and on streaming on May 10, 2023.[11] The soundtrack reached number 1 on the Billboard Kid Albums chart—the first time the Muppets have ever topped a Billboard chart—and peaked at number 10 on the Soundtracks chart, earning 5,000 album-equivalent units in its first week.[12]

Reception

The Muppets Mayhem soundtrack received a positive review from Daps Magic who commented that "The soundtrack for The Muppets Mayhem is a wonderful release that is a lot of fun to listen to and is really well done. It is fun to listen to while working or working out and will definitely make any new or old Muppets fan smile!"[13]

Track listing

The Muppets Mayhem (Music From the Disney+ Original Series)
No.TitleLength
1."Rock On"3:06
2."Gotta Be"3:06
3."True Colors" (Cyndi Lauper cover)3:37
4."The Sound of Us"2:45
5."Have a Little Faith in Me" (John Hiatt cover)3:00
6."Join Together" (The Who cover)2:39
7."We Are One" (featuring Ringo Starr on drums)3:38
8."Can You Picture That?" (originally from The Muppet Movie)2:46
9."God Only Knows" (The Beach Boys cover)2:55
10."On Our Way"2:26
11."Bridge Over Troubled Water" (Simon & Garfunkel cover)3:46
12."Rock and Roll All Nite" (KISS cover)3:00
13."Gonna Get There"3:21
14."Believe in Us" (Extended Edition)4:39
15."Makin' Mayhem" (featuring Sofia Carson)0:36
16."All You Need Is Love" (The Beatles cover)3:30
17."MAYHEM!"2:39
18."The Muppets Mayhem Medley"2:39
19."Marshmallucinations"4:50
20."Nora's Medley"1:55
21."Zoot's Suits"1:21
22."The Muppets Mayhem End Credits"1:01
Total length:1:03:02

Chart performance

Weekly chart performance for The Muppets Mayhem (Music From the Disney+ Original Series)
Chart (2023)Peak position
UK Soundtrack Albums (OCC)[14]37
US Kid Albums (Billboard)[15]1
US Soundtrack Albums (Billboard)[16]10
US Top Album Sales (Billboard)[17]29
US Top Current Album Sales (Billboard)[18]23

The Electric Mayhem

The Electric Mayhem is the debut studio album by Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem that featured the first fourteen tracks from the original soundtrack album. It was released by Walt Disney Records as a vinyl LP on May 12, 2023, two days after the series' premiere. The packaging of the album consisted of a cover art by Matt Taylor and layout by Sean Tejaratchi, and two colored 180-gram vinyl LPs: translucent blue/purple swirl and psychedelic green.[19][20] The latter was released as an exclusive edition from Target Corporation.[21] The album itself is shown on the season finale "We Will Rock You".[22][23]

Track listing

The Electric Mayhem
No.TitleLength
1."Rock On"3:06
2."Gotta Be"3:06
3."True Colors" (Cyndi Lauper cover)3:37
4."The Sound of Us"2:45
5."Have a Little Faith in Me" (John Hiatt cover)3:00
6."Join Together" (The Who cover)2:39
7."We Are One" (featuring Ringo Starr on drums)3:38
8."Can You Picture That?" (originally from The Muppet Movie)2:46
9."God Only Knows" (The Beach Boys cover)2:55
10."On Our Way"2:26
11."Bridge Over Troubled Water" (Simon & Garfunkel cover)3:46
12."Rock and Roll All Nite" (KISS cover)3:00
13."Gonna Get There"3:21
14."Believe in Us"3:45
Total length:43:42

Charts

Weekly chart performance for The Electric Mayhem
Chart (2023)Peak position
US Vinyl Albums (Billboard)[24]10

Credits

Credits adapted from CD liner notes[20]

References

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  17. ^ "Top Album Sales: Week of May 27, 2023". Billboard. Archived from the original on May 24, 2023. Retrieved May 24, 2023.
  18. ^ "Top Current Album Sales: Week of May 27, 2023". Billboard. Archived from the original on June 1, 2023. Retrieved May 24, 2023.
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