“The Rainbow Connection” from the CD “Night Sessions” by duo Louise Howlett (Vocals) & Albert Combrink (Piano)

“The Rainbow Connection” (Williams / Ascher) was written for “The Muppet Movie” and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song in 1979. It is sung by Kermit as the movie’s opening number and reprised by the whole cast of Muppets at the end of the movie. The single of this song reached #25 on Billboard’s “Hot 100 Singles” chart in 1979. The song was also nominated for the Golden Globes for Best Original Song in 1979, but lost both Oscar and Globe to It Goes Like It Goes from Norma Rae.

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Lyrics to “The Rainbow Connection” (Written by Paul Williams in 1979 and used by Kermit the Frog, of The Muppets, Jim Henson Productions)

Why are there so many songs about rainbows
And what’s on the other side?

Rainbows are visions, but only illusions,
And rainbows have nothing to hide.
So we’ve been told and some choose to believe it
I know they’re wrong, wait and see.
Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection,
The lovers, the dreamers and me.

Who said that every wish would be heard and answered
when wished on the morning star?
Somebody thought of that
and someone believed it,
and look what it’s done so far.
What’s so amazing that keeps us stargazing?
And what do we think we might see?
Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection,
the lovers, the dreamers and me.

All of us under its spell,
we know that it’s probably magic….

Have you been half asleep
and have you heard voices?
I’ve heard them calling my name.
Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailors?
The voice might be one and the same.
I’ve heard it too many times to ignore it.
It’s something that I’m supposed to be.
Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection,
the lovers, the dreamers and me.
La, la la, La, la la la, La Laa, la la, La, La la laaaaaaa