Rainbow Connection Honored By Library of Congress
There are few song’s as iconic as Kermit’s beloved Banjo-strumming ballad which is why we are so excited that it is getting the recognition it deserves!
Each year the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress recognizes songs “worthy of preservation for all time based on their cultural, historical or aesthetic importance in the nation’s recorded sound heritage.” “The Rainbow Connection” written by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher and sung by Kermit the Frog for “The Muppet Movie” will be included in the National Recording Registry Class of 2020 alongside other iconic recordings including Janet Jackson, Jackson Browne, Pattie Labelle, Louis Armstrong and more!
“The Rainbow Connection” shares an important and timeless message of dream fulfillment and was released in 1979 when it quickly became an instant classic. It even earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song and has been covered by many artists over the years!
To celebrate this momentous occasion, Dr. Carla Hayden recently asked Kermit for his reaction. Kermit said, “Well, gee, it’s an amazing feeling to officially become part of our nation’s history. It’s a great honor. And I am thrilled — I am thrilled! — to be the first frog on the list!”
You can check the interview below:
Congratulations Muppets on this prestigious award!
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